Learner's definition of ALREADY
1 : before this time : before now
: before that time
They've already agreed to come.
I've already told him the news. = (US, informal) I already told him the news.
I'd already left by the time you called.
He acted as if he didn't already know.
Flight 102 will already have taken off by the time Flight 101 lands.
2 : so soon : so early
Have they arrived already?! I'm still not dressed!
Do you have to go already?
Is it already midnight? = Is it midnight already?
3 — used to describe a situation that exists now and that will continue to exist 4 US, informal — used to express impatience or annoyance