A*gain" [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, onge�xa0;n, against, again; on + ge�xa0;n, akin to Ger. gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]


In return, back; as, bring us word again.


Another time; once more; anew.

If a man die, shall he live again? Job xiv. 14.


Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again.


In any other place.




On the other hand.

"The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman."



Moreover; besides; further.

Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc. Hersche.

Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly. -- Now and again, now and then; occasionally. -- To and again, to and fro. [Obs.] De Foe.

⇒ 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.


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A*gain" (#), A*gains" (#), prep.

Against; also, towards (in order to meet).


Albeit that it is again his kind. Chaucer.


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