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another

[uh-nuhth-er]
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adjective
  1. being one more or more of the same; further; additional: another piece of cake.
  2. different; distinct; of a different period, place, or kind: at another time; another man.
  3. very similar to; of the same kind or category as: What we need today is another Thomas Jefferson.
pronoun
  1. one more; an additional one: That first hot dog tasted so good I'd like another.
  2. a different one; something different: going from one house to another.
  3. one like the first: one copy for her and another for him.
  4. a person other than oneself or the one specified: He told her he loved another.

Origin of another

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at an1, other
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Examples from the Web for another

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • You live for immortality in this world; I live for immortality in another.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Another subject attracted her attention and occupied some share of her thoughts.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • I have another favour to ask, in addition to the many claims you already have upon me.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • From one enemy of Robert the transition is brief and natural to another.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Tibble saw that he was like one in another world, and gently led him away.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge


British Dictionary definitions for another

another

determiner
    1. one more; an addedanother chance
    2. (as pronoun)help yourself to another
    1. a different; alternativeanother era from ours
    2. (as pronoun)to try one path, then another
    1. a different example of the same sortanother Beethoven
    2. (as pronoun)we got rid of one loafer, but I think this new man's another
  1. another place the other House of Parliament (used in the House of Commons to refer to the House of Lords and vice versa)

Word Origin

C14: originally an other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for another

adj.

early 13c., merger of an other. Old English used simply oþer. Originally "a second of two." Compound reciprocal pronoun one another is recorded from 1520s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with another

another

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