What does mutual mean?

Definitions for mutual
ˈmyu tʃu əlmu·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. common, mutualadjective

    common to or shared by two or more parties

    "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"

  2. reciprocal, mutualadjective

    concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

    "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

Wiktionary

  1. mutualnoun

    A mutual fund, etc.

  2. mutualadjective

    Having the same relationship, each to each other.

  3. mutualadjective

    Reciprocal.

  4. mutualadjective

    Possessed in common.

  5. mutualadjective

    Owned by the members.

  6. Etymology: From mutuel, from mutuus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MUTUALadjective

    Reciprocal; each acting in return or correspondence to the other.

    Etymology: mutuel, French; mutuus, Lat.

    Note a wild and wanton herd,
    Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud,
    If they perchance but hear a trumpet sound,
    You shall perceive them make a mutual stand,
    By the sweet power of musick. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    What should most excite a mutual flame,
    Your rural cares and pleasures are the same. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mutualadjective

    reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc

  2. Mutualadjective

    possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort

Freebase

  1. Mutual

    Mutual is a village in Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The population was 104 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mutual

    mū′tū-al, adj. interchanged: in return: given and received, equally affecting two or more: common, conjoint, shared alike, as in 'mutual friend.'—ns. Mū′tualism, Mutual′ity.—adv. Mū′tually.—Mutual accounts, accounts in which each of two have charges against the other; Mutual insurance, a reciprocal contract among several persons to indemnify each other against certain designated losses, the system of a company in which policy-holders receive a certain share of the profits, &c.; Mutual wall, a wall equally belonging to each of two houses. [Fr. mutuel—L. mutuusmutāre, to change.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mutual

    Agreement of feeling, knowing or understanding.

    Their love was mutual and they love each other and choose to marry at superluminal speed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mutual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4042

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mutual' in Adjectives Frequency: #550

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mutual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mutual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mutual in a Sentence

  1. John Weaver:

    To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry, they were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.

  2. Leah Hadley:

    I will consider making a change in portfolios if there has been a change in the fund's strategy and it no longer makes sense in my overall strategy with the client, i will also sell out of a mutual fund that is consistently under-performing the relevant benchmark.

  3. James Patterson:

    The key thing is we had mutual respect for one another — and we listened. That was the key thing. Listening.

  4. David McCartney:

    We certainly didn't intend it as a marketing opportunity, but it has helped us win friends who have mutual interest in the care of dogs.

  5. Annalena Baerbock:

    We are prepared for a serious dialogue on mutual agreements and steps to bring everyone in Europe more security.

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