- Before now, previously.
- By this time.
- Even now.
From middle english already, from old english ǣr lǣne ("already, before now"), from ǣr ("early") + lǣne ("late"). cognate with german schon, dutch al, swedish redan.
- I have already seen that movie.
- He has already left the house.
- She has already finished her homework.
- They have already arrived.
- I have already told you that.