What does already mean?
The definition of already
Al*read”y, adv.
Etym: [All (OE. al) + ready.]

Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously. “Joseph was in Egypt already.” Exod. i. 5. I say unto you, that Elias is come already. Matt. xvii. 12.

Note: It has reference to past time, but may be used for a future past; as, when you shall arrive, the business will be already completed, or will have been already completed.