- soonW1S1 [su:n] adv comparative sooner superlative soonest[: Old English; Origin: sona 'immediately']1.) in a short time from now, or a short time after something else happens▪ It will be dark soon.▪ David arrived sooner than I expected.soon after▪ Paula became pregnant soon after they were married.▪ 'Who?' 'You'll find out soon enough (=fairly soon) .'2.) quickly▪ How soon can you finish the report?▪ Try and get the car fixed as soon as possible .3.) as soon asimmediately after something happens, without delay▪ As soon as she entered the room, she knew there was something wrong.▪ I'll come over to your place as soon as I can.4.) the sooner (...) the betterused to say that it is important that something should happen very soon▪ The sooner we get this job finished the better.▪ Let's get out of here! The sooner the better!5.) the sooner ... the soonerused to say that you want something to happen soon, so that something else can then happen▪ The sooner I get this work done, the sooner I can go home.6.) no sooner had/did ... thanused to say that something happened almost immediately after something else▪ No sooner had he sat down than the phone rang.7.) sooner or laterused to say that something is certain to happen at some time in the future, though you cannot be sure exactly when▪ His wife's bound to find out sooner or later.8.) too soontoo earlytoo soon to do sth▪ It's still too soon to say whether the operation was a success.▪ The holidays were over all too soon (=much earlier than you would like) .9.) no sooner said than doneused to say that you will do something immediately10.) not a moment too soon/none too soonalmost too late▪ 'The doctor's here!' 'And not a moment too soon!'11.) sb would sooner do sth (than)if you would sooner do something, you would much prefer to do it, especially instead of something that seems unpleasant▪ I'd sooner die than marry you!12.) sb would (just) as soonformal used to say that someone would prefer to do something or would prefer something to happen▪ I'd just as soon you didn't drive the car while I'm gone.
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Soon — (s[=oo]n), adv. [OE. sone, AS. s[=o]na; cf. OFries. s[=o]n, OS. s[=a]na, s[=a]no, OHG. s[=a]r, Goth. suns.] 1. In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise. Sooner said than done. Old Proverb. As soon as… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Soon at — Soon Soon (s[=oo]n), adv. [OE. sone, AS. s[=o]na; cf. OFries. s[=o]n, OS. s[=a]na, s[=a]no, OHG. s[=a]r, Goth. suns.] 1. In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise. Sooner said than done. Old Proverb. As … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
soon — [ sun ] adverb *** 1. ) within a short time from now: If we don t leave soon, we re going to miss our bus. Mom called and said she d be home soon. pretty soon: If he doesn t show up pretty soon, I m leaving. a ) after a short amount of time: soon … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Soon — may refer to: *Soon, something in the near future * Soon (song), song by George and Ira Gershwin from their 1927 musical Strike Up the Band * Soon , song by LeAnn Rimes from her 2001 album I Need You * Soon , a song by My Bloody Valentine from… … Wikipedia
soon — [so͞on] adv. [ME sone < OE sona, at once, akin to OHG sān, Goth suns] 1. in a short time (after a time specified or understood); shortly; before long [will soon be there] 2. promptly; quickly [as soon as possible] 3. ahead of time; early [we… … English World dictionary
Soon — Soon, a. Speedy; quick. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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soon — O.E. sona at once, immediately, from W.Gmc. *sæno (Cf. O.Fris. son, O.S. sana, O.H.G. san, Goth. suns soon ). Sense shifted early Middle English to within a short time through human nature (Cf. anon). American English. Sooner for Oklahoma native… … Etymology dictionary
soon — ► ADVERB 1) in or after a short time. 2) early. 3) used to indicate a preference: I d just as soon Tim did it. ● no sooner than Cf. ↑no sooner than ● sooner or later Cf. ↑ … English terms dictionary
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