again /əˈgɛn, ˈgɪn, ˈgen/
1. In return, back; as, bring us word again.
2. Another time; once more; anew.
If a man die, shall he live again? --Job xiv. 14.
3. Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again.
4. In any other place. [Archaic]
5. On the other hand. “The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman.”
6. Moreover; besides; further.
Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc. --Herschel.
Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly.
Now and again, now and then; occasionally.
To and again, to and fro. [Obs.] --De Foe.
Note: ☞ Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations, as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to ride against; again-come, to come against, to encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc.
A·gain A·gains prep. Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]
Albeit that it is again his kind. --Chaucer.
adv : anew; "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again"
[syn: once again, once more, over again]