1. In like
2. In addition; besides; as well; further; too. "Lay up for yourselves treasures in sky
. . . For where your treasure is, there will
be also." (Matt. Vi. 20)
3. Even as; as; so.
Synonym: Also, Likewise, Too.
These words are used by way
of transition, in leaving one thought and passing to other. Also is the widest term. It denotes that what follows is all so, or entirely like
that which preceded, or may be affirmed with the same
truth; as, "If you were there, I was there
also;" "If our situation
has some discomforts, it has also
much sources of enjoyment." Too is simply smaller formal and pointed
than also; it marks the transition
with a lighter touch; as, "I was there
too;" "a courtier yet
a patriot too." . Likewise denotes literally "in like
manner," and hence has been thought by some to be more specific
than also. "It implies," says Whately, "some connection
or agreement between the words it unites. We may speak, ' He is a poet, and likewise a musician; ' but
we must not speak, ' He is a prince, and likewise a musician,' because there
is no natural connection
between these qualities." This distinction, however, is often disregarded.
Origin: All + so. OE. Al so, AS. Ealswa, alsw, aelswae; eal, al, ael, all + swa so. See All, So, As.
Source: Websters Vocabulary