soon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sn), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.: We shall know soon after he calls.
  2. before long; in the near future; at an early date: Let's leave soon.
  3. promptly or quickly: He came as soon as he could.
  4. readily or willingly: I would as soon walk as ride.
  5. early in a period of time; before the time specified is much advanced: soon at night; soon in the evening.
  6. immediately; at once; forthwith.
  7. to prefer to:Cf.(def. 7). I would sooner not go to their party.
  8. eventually: Sooner or later his luck will run out.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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