another

[uh-nuhth-er]

adjective

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.

pronoun


Origin of another

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at an1, other
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Related Words for another

other, that, addition, else, farther, fresh, further, more, new, added

Examples from the Web for another

Contemporary Examples of another

Historical Examples of another

  • 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.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

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

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson


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
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 for another

C14: originally an other
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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

In addition to the idiom beginning with another

  • another county heard from

also see:

  • dance to another tune
  • have another guess coming
  • horse of a different (another) color
  • one good turn deserves another
  • one man's meat is another man's poison
  • one way or another
  • sing a different (another) tune
  • tomorrow is another day
  • wear another hat
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