from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. One more; an additional: had another cup of coffee.
- adj. Distinctly different from the first: took another route to town.
- adj. Some other: put it off to another day.
- pro. An additional one: one encore followed by another.
- pro. A different one: This shirt is too big; I'll try another.
- pro. One of an undetermined number or group: for one reason or another. See Usage Note at each other.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
- Not the same; different.
- Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
- prep. Not the same; different.
- prep. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A second, a further, an additional; one more, one further: with a noun expressed or understood. Of the same series.
- “You mistake me, friend,” cries Partridge: “I did not mean to abuse the cloth; I only said your conclusion was a non sequitur.”
- Of the same kind, nature, or character, though different in substance: used by way of comparison.
- A different, distinct (with a noun expressed or understood); especially, of persons, a different person, some one else, any one else. Distinct in place, time, or personality, or non-identical individually.
- Of a different kind, nature, or character, though the same in substance: used by way of contrast: as, he has become another man.
- [Another always implies a series of two or more, starting with one, which is often necessarily expressed: as, he tried one, and then another; he went one way, and I went another; they went out one after another.
- That is: Bear ye (each one of you) another's burdens. So each other (which see, under each).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. any of various alternatives; some other
Middle English on other : on, one; see one + other, other; see other.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
an + other. (Wiktionary)