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Princeton's WordNet

  1. both(a)adjective

    (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two

    "both girls are pretty"


  1. bothconjunction

    including both (used with and)

    Both you and I are students

    Etymology: From boþe, from báðir

Webster Dictionary

  1. Both

    the one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either

  2. Both

    as well; not only; equally

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Both

    bōth, adj. and pron. the two: the one and the other.—conj. as well: on the one side. [Ice. bathi, Ger. beide; A.S. ; cf. L. am-bo, Gr. am-phō, Sans. ubha, orig. ambha.]

Editors Contribution

  1. both

    Relating to a partnership.

    They both love each other and know they are marrying each other on the day they chose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOTH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #208

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOTH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #477

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOTH' in Adverbs Frequency: #37

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOTH in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOTH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BOTH in a Sentence

  1. Ann Coulter:

    My seditious and hateful speech, the theme of it was going to be -- obviously, it was going to be a searingly brilliant speech on immigration, but the main point of which was federal written law on the books about immigration, developed over generations by both Democrats and Republicans, should be enforced, you weren't going to call for war or violence or anything like that?

  2. Barbara Ferrer:

    Patience is going to be required because we just don't have enough doses, we're really constrained with supply right now. This is an issue at the federal level, the administration has promised to both be more transparent but also to quickly beef up production, so that we'll be able to get more supply here in Los Angeles County.

  3. Andy Murray:

    I don't think he has a huge ego so I wouldn't envisage that being a huge problem, they have spoken to each other a number of times on the phone, both have said to me that it went very well, they both like each other and know each other from their playing days which is good.

  4. Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington:

    As Thrive Global moved from an idea to a reality, with investors, staff, and offices, it became clear to me that I simply could n’t do justice to both companies.

  5. David Pilgrim:

    And, then, the old man preached about the daily indignities of the old south— insulting stereotypes and caricatures that portrayed us as buffoons, butlers, and beasts; lies about our morality and worth, some told by preachers who said we had no souls, that we wore the Curse of Ham; backbreaking toil, often forced by law, the fruit of our labor on another man’s plate; poverty that warped, crippled, and everywhere premature death; our voices silenced by poll taxes and literacy tests; schooling in raggedy shacks with tattered books because education would spoil us for work in the fields; cuffed, chained, and caged, for crimes both real and imagined; our soldiers killed in their uniforms, their medals stripped; our businesses, churches, schools, and homes burned to the ground when we progressed too much; our women and children raped; everywhere the barbarism of color discrimination followed us, enveloped us, and when all else failed, there were sadistic cowards with ropes and pyres to kill us, kill our bodies, to try and end us. But, we did not end.

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. ignominy
    • B. leaven
    • C. ditch
    • D. sweep

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