WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
soon /sun/USA pronunciation   adv.,  -er, -est. 
  1. within a short period;
    before long:The frogs started their noise soon after dark.
  2. promptly;
    quickly:Finish as soon as you can.
  3. readily or willingly:I would as soon walk as ride.
Idioms
  1. Idiomssooner or later, sometime;
    eventually:Sooner or later you must face the truth.
  2. Idioms, would or had sooner, [+ verb (+ than + verb)] to prefer to:I would sooner stay home and watch TV (than go to that party).Compare rather (def. 7).


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
soon  (so̅o̅n),USA pronunciation adv.,  -er, -est. 
  1. within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.:We shall know soon after he calls.
  2. before long;
    in the near future;
    at an early date:Let's leave soon.
  3. promptly or quickly:He came as soon as he could.
  4. readily or willingly:I would as soon walk as ride.
  5. early in a period of time;
    before the time specified is much advanced:soon at night; soon in the evening.
  6. [Obs.]immediately;
    at once;
    forthwith.
  7. would sooner, to prefer to:I would sooner not go to their party.Cf.  rather (def. 7).
  8. sooner or later, eventually:Sooner or later his luck will run out.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English sōna; cognate with Old High German sān, Gothic suns


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

soon /suːn/ adv
  1. in or after a short time; in a little while; before long
  2. as soon asat the very moment that: she burst into tears as soon as she saw him
  3. as soon…asused to indicate that the second alternative mentioned is not preferable to the first: I'd just as soon go by train as drive
Etymology: Old English sōna; related to Old High German sāno, Gothic suns



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