What does Another mean?

Definitions for Another
əˈnʌð əran·oth·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. another(a), some otheradjective

    any of various alternatives; some other

    "put it off to another (or some other) day"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Anotheradjective

    Etymology: from an and other.

    He that will not lay a foundation for perpetual disorder, must of necessity find another rise of government than that. John Locke.

    ———— A fourth? ————
    Start eye!
    What! will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom?
    Another yet? —— a seventh! I’ll see no more. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him. 1 Samuel, ii. 25.

    Why not of her? preferr’d above the rest,
    By him with knightly deeds, and open love profess’d;
    So had another been, where he his vows address’d. John Dryden, Fables.

    A man shall have diffused his life, his self, and his whole concernments so far, that he can weep his sorrows with another’s eyes; when he has another heart besides his own, both to share, and to support his grief. South.

    When the soul is beaten from its station, and the mounds of virtue are broken down, it becomes quite another thing from what it was before. South.


  1. Another

    Another Lonely Night is a single by American country music artist Jean Shepard. Released in November 1970, it was the first and only single for her 1971 album Here and Now. The song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was covered the same year by American country music artist Lynn Anderson on her album Rose Garden.


  1. another

    Another refers to something or someone distinct and different from what has already been mentioned or seen, often used to indicate an additional or alternative option or occurrence. It implies another instance or alternative version of something that has already been referred to or experienced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Another

    one more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect

  2. Another

    not the same; different

  3. Another

    any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else

  4. Etymology: [An a, one + other.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Another

    an-uth′ėr, adj. not the same: a different or distinct (thing or person): one more: a second: one more of the same kind: any other.—One another, now used as a compound reciprocal pronoun (of two or more); One with another, taken all together, taken on the average.—You're another, the vulgar Tu quoque. [Orig. an other.]

Editors Contribution

  1. another

    An identical type.

    They had another meal prepared for their family as they loved to spend time together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. Another

    Another vs. Other -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Another and Other.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Another' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #143

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Another' in Written Corpus Frequency: #182

Anagrams for Another »

  1. on Earth

  2. on earth

  3. rheotan

  4. athenor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Another in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Another in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Another in a Sentence

  1. Homer:

    You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.

  2. Dan Morris:

    What's driving that, you got monetary policy out of sync globally. U.S. going one way, ECB going another, Swiss going another, Sweden going another.

  3. Benyamin Akhunzada:

    There are four administrations in Khaki Safed, one is the governor. Another is Afghan local police. Another is the Taliban. Another is Daish.

  4. Dan Morris:

    We're going to see this continued high volatility in equities, in fixed income and in currencies, what's driving that, you got monetary policy out of sync globally. U.S. going one way, ECB going another, Swiss going another, Sweden going another.

  5. Johnny Wowk:

    For you it's another day another dollar, for me it's another day another mile. -Johnny The Walker

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    money demanded for the return of a captured person
    • A. ransom
    • B. substitute
    • C. match
    • D. integrity

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