Definition for SOON

SOON, adv. [Sax. sona; Goth. suns.]

  1. In a short time; shortly after any, time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise; soon after dinner; I shall soon return; we shall soon have clear weather.
  2. Early; without the usual delay; before any time supposed. How is it that ye have come so soon to-day? – Exod. ii.
  3. Readily; willingly. But in this sense it accompanies would, or some other word expressing will. I would as soon see a river winding among woods or in meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles. – Addison. As soon as, so soon as, immediately at or after another event. As soon as the mail arrives, I will inform you. As soon as Moses came nigh to the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. – Exod. xxxii.

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