What does both mean?

Definitions for bothboʊθ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word both.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. both(a)(adj)

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

    "both girls are pretty"


  1. both(Conjunction)

    including both (used with and)

    Both you and I are students

  2. Origin: 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.]

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christa Roodt:

    Both of those tests.

  2. James Frey:

    I think probably both.

  3. Jack Anderson:

    As you and I both know.

  4. Nicholas Chao:

    Both theories are sound.

  5. Ali Amoun:

    Both sides lost martyrs.

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