• At all times; throughout all time; since the beginning.
  • Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals (opposed to sometimes or occasionally).
  • In any event.


  • From Middle English alwayes, allwayes, allweyes, a variant of Middle English allwaye, alwey, alle wey, from Old English ealneġ, ealneweġ, from ealne + weġ, equivalent to alway + -s. Cognate with Scots alwayis, Low German allerwegens. More at all, way.

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