- /su:n/ adverb
1 in a short time from now, or a short time after something else happens: It will be dark soon. | David arrived back from Paris sooner than I expected. | They wanted to climb to the top, but they soon abandoned this idea.(+ after): Paula was pregnant soon after their honeymoon. | how soon (=how quickly): How soon can you finish the report? | as soon as possible (=as quickly as possible): Try and get the car fixed as soon as possible. | as soon as you can: I'll come over to your place as soon as I can. | all too soon (=much sooner than you would like): Children grow up all too soon. | the sooner the better (=used to say that it is important that something should happen very soon): The sooner you answer Jack's letter the better. | the sooner ... the sooner (=used to say that if something happens soon, then something that you want will happen soon afterwards): The sooner I get this work done, the sooner I can go home.2 as soon as immediately after something has happened: I came as soon as I heard the news.3 no sooner had ... than used to say that something happened almost immediately after something else: No sooner had he sat down than the phone rang.4 no sooner said than done used to say that you will do something immediately5 sooner or later used to say that something is certain to happen at some in the future, though you cannot be sure exactly when: She's bound to find out sooner or later.6 not a moment too soon/none too soon almost too late, and when you thought that something was not going to happen in time: “The doctor's here!” “And not a moment too soon!”7 would sooner do sth 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!8 would (just) as soon used to say that you 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.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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soon — W1S1 [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… … Dictionary of contemporary English
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
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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
soon at — (Shakespeare) About • • • Main Entry: ↑soon … Useful english dictionary