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Meaning of another by Wiktionary Dictionary

another


    Etymology

    an + other .

    Alternative forms

    • anoda ( Jamaican English )

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /əˈnʌðə( ɹ )/, X-SAMPA: /@"nVD@( r\ )/
    • ( US ) IPA: /əˈnʌðɚ/, X-SAMPA: /@"nVD@`/
    • Rhymes: -ʌðə( r )
    • Hyphenation: an‧oth‧er

    Determiner

    another

    1. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect .
      Yes, I'd like another slice of cake, thanks .
    2. Not the same; different .
      Do you know another way to do this job?
      But that is another story and will be told another time .
      1979 , Micheal Ende , The Neverending Story , p.53 , ISBN 0140386335
    3. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else .
      He has never known another like her .

    Usage notes

    Derived terms

    Related terms

    • other

    See also

    1. ^ ""List of grammatical errors from Paul Brians of Washington State University"". URL accessed on 2009-05-06.
    • another in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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    A. N. Other

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/10/23 12:26 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    From another, punctuated as if initials and surname .

    Proper noun

    A. N. Other

    1. ( UK ) A formulaic name that is substituted for that of a person whose name or identity is not known, or not relevant; typically used when exhibiting an example.

    Anagrams


    A.N. Other

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/04/09 17:51 UTC Version )

    Proper noun

    A.N. Other

    1. Alternative form of A. N. Other .


Explanation of another by Wordnet Dictionary

another


    Adjective
    1. any of various alternatives

    2. put it off to another ( or some other ) day


    Definition of another by GCIDE Dictionary

    another


    1. another ( ănŭthẽr ), pron. & a. [An a, one + other.]
      1. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.

      Another yet! -- a seventh! I 'll see no more. Shak.

      Would serve to scale another Hero's tower. Shak.

      2. Not the same; different.

      He winks, and turns his lips another way. Shak.

      3. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.

      Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth. Prov. xxvii. 2.

      While I am coming, another steppeth down before me. John v. 7.

      ☞ As a pronoun another may have a possessive another's, pl. others, poss. pl. other'. It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, “love one another,” that is, let each love the other or others. “These two imparadised in one another's arms.” Milton.