Soon

Definition of Soon

Pronunciation: sŌn
adv.1.In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise.
She finished, and the subtle fiend his lore
Soon learned.
- Milton.
2.Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early.
How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?
- Ex. ii. 18.
3.Promptly; quickly; easily.
Small lights are soon blown out, huge fires abide.
- Shak.
4.Readily; willingly; - in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will.
I would as soon see a river winding through woods or in meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles.
- Addison.
As soon as
immediately at or after another event.
Soon at
as soon as; or, as soon as the time referred to arrives.
- Ex. xxxii. 19.
Sooner or later
at some uncertain time in the future; as, he will discover his mistake sooner or later.
- Shak.
With the soonest
as soon as any; among the earliest; too soon.
- Holland.
a.1.Speedy; quick.

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