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.

(A*gain" A*gains") prep. Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]

Albeit that it is again his kind.

(A*gain"buy`) v. t. To redeem. [Obs.] Wyclif.

(A*gain"say`) v. t. To gainsay. [Obs.] Wyclif.

(A*gainst") prep. [OE. agens, ageynes, AS. ongegn. The s is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending. See Again.]

1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; — in this sense often preceded by over.

Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.

2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.

3. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.

The gate would have been shut against her.

An argument against the use of steam.

(Aft"most) a. (Naut.) Nearest the stern.

(Aft"ward) adv. (Naut.) Toward the stern.

(||A*ga" or ||A*gha") n. [Turk. adha a great lord, chief master.] In Turkey, a commander or chief officer. It is used also as a title of respect.

(A*gain") adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, ongeán, against, again; on + geán, akin to Ger. gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]

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] Bacon.

5. On the other hand. "The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman." Shak.

6. Moreover; besides; further.

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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