What does soon mean?

Definitions for soon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soon, shortly, presently, before long(adverb)

    in the near future

    "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"


  1. soon(Adverb)

    Immediately, instantly

  2. soon(Adverb)

    Within a short time; quickly

  3. soon(Adverb)


  4. soon(Adjective)

    Occurring within a short time, or quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soon(adverb)

    in a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise

  2. Soon(adverb)

    without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early

  3. Soon(adverb)

    promptly; quickly; easily

  4. Soon(adverb)

    readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will

  5. Soon(adj)

    speedy; quick

  6. Origin: [OE. sone, AS. sna; cf. OFries. sn, OS. sna, sno, OHG. sr, Goth. suns.]


  1. Soon

    "Soon" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Helen Gilligan and Jerry Goff in the 1930 revision of the musical Strike Up the Band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soon

    sōōn, adv. immediately or in a short time: without delay: early: readily, willingly.—adj. Soon′-believ′ing (Shak.), believing readily.—Soon at (Shak.), about; Sooner or later, at some time in the future.—As soon as, immediately after; No sooner than, as soon as. [A.S. sóna; Goth. suns.]

Editors Contribution

  1. soon

    In an intuitive known moment.

    We say as we are coming out of our work, see yee soon.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2020  

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #584

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #946

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soon' in Adverbs Frequency: #76

How to pronounce soon?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say soon in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of soon in a Sentence

  1. Samantha Sally:

    Before Moussa Elhassani would spoil me.' I love you.' We were very much in love. The romance never left. As soon as we came here it changed. I was a dog. I didn't have any choice. He was extremely violent. And there was nothing I could do about it. Nothing.

  2. Cullen Micah Bivens:

    As soon as I clicked on Facebook, I just saw a headline, and the headline was just( that) they were looking for my brother-in-law. And so I knew then there's something going on, so I immediately called my parents.

  3. Mike Lee:

    I think there will be a vote soon, within the next few weeks.

  4. Mark Esper:

    The best way forward is through a political agreement through all sides and to get on that type of trajectory, because right now we've been in 18 years of conflict and if we stay on this continued path it doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon.

  5. Neil Bennett:

    The mountain itself will work like a bathtub holding the water. The cave system below is effectively the escape route for that water. So as soon as the rain builds up in some part of the mountain system, the water level is going to rise in the caves, the predictions of the water that's coming, of the rain that's coming, is going to heighten the danger now for those in the cave system. So they'll be back to a more difficult situation, with very strong flooding, very strong currents to fight against, and the visibility will be very poor.

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