in addition; too; besides; as well:
He was thin, and he was also tall.
likewise; in the same manner:
Since you’re having another cup of coffee, I’ll have one also.
He was mean, also ugly.
(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
Old English eallswa “just as, even as, as if, so as, likewise,” compound of all + so. The demonstrative sense of “similarly” weakened to “in addition to” in 12c., replacing eke. The compound has parallel forms in German also, Dutch alzoo.
- Also known as
also known as: According to police records he is Joe Smith a.k.a. “Baby Face Smith” and Joseph Smathers. abbreviation also known as also aka, initialism for also known as; attested in legal documents from at least 1936.
Sports. (in a race) a contestant who fails to win or to place among the first three finishers. an athlete or team whose performance in competition is rarely, if ever, a winning or near-winning one. Informal. a person who loses a contest, election, or other competition. Informal. a person who attains little or no success: […]
- Thus spake zarathustra
German Also sprach Zarathustra. a philosophical work in poetic form (1883) by Friedrich Nietzsche. Historical Examples Thus Spake Zarathustra, comforted in his heart, and went laughing on his way. Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spake Zarathustra, and passed by the fool and the great city. Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spake Zarathustra, and […]
Joseph W(right) 1910–1989, U.S. political journalist and writer. Contemporary Examples On a 1957 trip to Moscow, Alsop was entrapped by a handsome young KGB spy and the incident was caught on camera. Gay Men and the Presidents Who Loved Them James Kirchick June 23, 2014 Columnist Art Buchwald, then engaged in a long-running feud with […]