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[awl-soh] /ˈɔl soʊ/
adverb
1.
in addition; too; besides; as well:
He was thin, and he was also tall.
2.
likewise; in the same manner:
Since you're having another cup of coffee, I'll have one also.
conjunction
3.
and:
He was mean, also ugly.
Origin of also
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; Old English (e)alswā all (wholly or quite) so1; the meaning all so “wholly” thus implies replication, and therefore “additionally, besides”
Synonyms
1. moreover.
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British Dictionary definitions for also

also

/ˈɔːlsəʊ/
adverb
1.
(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
sentence connector
2.
besides; moreover
Word Origin
Old English alswā; related to Old High German alsō, Old Frisian alsa; see all, so1
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Word Origin and History for also
adv.

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.

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