Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English on other : on, one; see one + other, other; see other.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
an + other. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the darkness I lay waiting for the day to dissipate then I follow the footfalls that follow: night after night the insomnia of another& it's night after night pacing around the edges of another room.

    Monitor

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Bagram base \'another Gunatanamo\', says ACLU '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary ='"There are serious concerns that Bagram is another Guantanamo -- except with many more prisoners, less due process, no access to lawyers or courts and reportedly worse conditions," said Melissa Goodman, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Bagram base 'another Gunatanamo', says ACLU

  • I mean, I'm an existentialist to the degree that I don't  believe anybody can know fully what another person feels and why another  person does something-because we act as such a complexity of things.

    TEDBUNDY

  • And if she had had another girl, and then another  …  

    Maigret in Society

  • [Illustration: "There! that's another fountain."] "There!" she said, pointing to a pipe that ran along the floor beneath a shelf filled with flowering plants; "that's _another_ fountain, and I should think they'd have both playing when they have a party."

    Dorothy Dainty's Gay Times

  • _A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another_.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • For a long time the matter was suppressed, and then first one hint after another leaked out that Mrs. Daniels, the minister's wife, was _a most unhappy woman_, and that there was _another woman in the case_.

    Short Story Writing A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story

  • He had made another total misconception of life, —another inconceivable false start.

    President Grant (1869)

  • Form a bucket brigade from the fire to the nearest water supply; passing the filled pails from one to another rapidly, the last throwing the water on the fire and passing the empty pails back along _another_ line to be filled again and passed on as before.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • And when something like that fulness of existence—love, wealth, ease, refinement, all that her nature craved—was brought within her reach, why was she to forego it, that another might have it, —another, who perhaps needed it less?

    XIII. Borne Along by the Tide. Book VI—The Great Temptation

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