from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the same relationship each to the other: mutual predators.
- adj. Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect.
- adj. Possessed in common: mutual interests.
- adj. Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance.
- n. A mutual fund.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the same relationship, each to each other.
- adj. Reciprocal.
- adj. Possessed in common.
- adj. Owned by the members.
- n. A mutual fund, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged
- adj. Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reciprocally given and received; pertaining alike or reciprocally to both sides; interchanged: as, mutual love; to entertain a mutual aversion.
- Equally relating to or affecting two or more together; common to two or more combined; depending on, proceeding from, or exhibiting a certain community of action; shared alike.
- Common: used in this sense loosely and improperly (but not infrequently, and by many writers of high rank), especially in the phrase a mutual friend.
- Based on the principle of mutuality in sharing both burdens and benefits: as, a mutual insurance company.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. common to or shared by two or more parties
- adj. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
French mutuel, from Old French, from Latin mūtuus, borrowed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French mutuel, from Latin mutuus. (Wiktionary)