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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Also  \Al"so\,  adv  &  conj.  [All  +  so  OE  al  so  AS  ealsw[=a], 
  alsw?,  [ae]lsw[ae];  eal,  al  [ae]l,  all  +  sw[=a]  so  See 
  {All},  {So},  {As}.] 
  1.  In  like  manner;  likewise.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  In  addition;  besides;  as  well  further;  too 
 
  Lay  up  for  yourselves  treasures  in  heaven  .  .  .  for 
  where  your  treasure  is  there  will  your  heart  be 
  also  --Matt.  vi 
  20. 
 
  3.  Even  as  as  so  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  {Also},  {Likewise},  {Too}. 
 
  Usage:  These  words  are  used  by  way  of  transition,  in  leaving 
  one  thought  and  passing  to  another.  Also  is  the  widest 
  term.  It  denotes  that  what  follows  is  all  so  or 
  entirely  like  that  which  preceded,  or  may  be  affirmed 
  with  the  same  truth;  as  ``If  you  were  there  I  was 
  there  also;''  ``If  our  situation  has  some  discomforts, 
  it  has  also  many  sources  of  enjoyment.''  Too  is  simply 
  less  formal  and  pointed  than  also  it  marks  the 
  transition  with  a  lighter  touch;  as  ``I  was  there 
  too;''  ``a  courtier  yet  a  patriot  too.''  --Pope. 
  Likewise  denotes  literally  ``in  like  manner,''  and 
  hence  has  been  thought  by  some  to  be  more  specific 
  than  also  ``It  implies,''  says  Whately  ``some 
  connection  or  agreement  between  the  words  it  unites. 
  We  may  say  `  He  is  a  poet,  and  likewise  a  musician;  ' 
  but  we  should  not  say  `  He  is  a  prince,  and  likewise 
  a  musician,'  because  there  is  no  natural  connection 
  between  these  qualities.''  This  distinction,  however, 
  is  often  disregarded. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  also 
  adv  :  in  addition;  "he  has  a  Mercedes,  too"  [syn:  {besides},  {too}, 
  {likewise},  {as  well}] 




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