- 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 after something: Danny supposedly showed up at the party soon after we left.2. ) quickly:How soon can this package be delivered to New York?as soon as possible: Helen wants you to call her back as soon as possible.as soon asimmediately after something:I'll call you as soon as I get home from work.I would (just) as soon do something SPOKENused for saying what you would prefer to do:I'd just as soon stay at home.I'd as soon go to another restaurant as wait for a table here.not a moment too soonused for saying that something happened much later than you wanted or hoped, and almost happened too late:Paramedics rushed him to hospital, and not a moment too soon.
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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 — 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
soon at — (Shakespeare) About • • • Main Entry: ↑soon … Useful english dictionary