Definition of “always” - English Dictionary

“always” in British English

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uk /ˈɔːl.weɪz/ us /ˈɑːl.weɪz/

(Definition of “always” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“always” in American English

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alwaysadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɔl·weɪz, -wiz/

every time, all the time, or forever:

He always enjoyed having dinner with friends.
You always try to do your best.
I’ll always remember her.
She’s always (= very often) late.

Always is sometimes used after can or could to suggest another possibility:

If you don’t like what’s on TV, you can always change the channel.

(Definition of “always” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)