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[uh-nuhth -er] /əˈnʌð ər/
being one more or more of the same; further; additional:
another piece of cake.
different; distinct; of a different period, place, or kind:
at another time; another man.
very similar to; of the same kind or category as:
What we need today is another Thomas Jefferson.
one more; an additional one:
That first hot dog tasted so good I'd like another.
a different one; something different:
going from one house to another.
one like the first:
one copy for her and another for him.
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 Unabridged
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  • 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
  • While he was adjusting this development, another knock came on his door.

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  • Say, I don't expect to quit cussin' him fur another thirty days yet.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for another


  1. one more; an added: another chance
  2. (as pronoun): help yourself to another
  1. a different; alternative: another era from ours
  2. (as pronoun): to try one path, then another
  1. a different example of the same sort: another Beethoven
  2. (as pronoun): we got rid of one loafer, but I think this new man's another
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
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Word Origin and History for another

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
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