What does each mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. each(a)(adverb)

    (used of count nouns) every one considered individually

    "each person is mortal"; "each party is welcome"

  2. each, to each one, for each one, from each one, apiece(adverb)

    to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)

    "they received $10 each"


  1. each(Noun)

    An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.

  2. Origin: From eche, from ælc, contraction of æghwilc, from aiwô, equivalent to ay + like. Compare ilk, elk, elk, elk, ellik, elk, jeglich.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Each

    every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you

  2. Each

    every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Each

    ēch, adj. every one in any number separately considered.—adv. Each′where, everywhere. [A.S. ǽlc, supposed to be for á-ge-líc, from á (=aye), pfx. ge-, and líc, like—i.e. aye-like.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'each' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #152

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'each' in Written Corpus Frequency: #386

Anagrams for each »

  1. Aceh, ache, Ache, HACE


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of each in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of each in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Good lovers understand each other;Better lovers respect each other;Best lovers live to trust each other; Great lovers dwell in each other.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

  3. Resident Juamaame Evins:

    Even though we lost everything and stuff got stolen, we can rebuild together and help each other and be each other's backbones and carry each other through this time because we need each other.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The reliance on property is...the want of self-reliance. Men measure the esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is. But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property...(Essays)

  5. Sir Martin Archer Shee:

    Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time, Each form is exquisite, each block sublime. Or good, or bad,-disfigur'd, or deprav'd,- All art, is at its resurrection sav'd All crown'd with glory in the critic's heav'n, Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.

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