American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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
- From Middle French mutuel, from Latin mutuus. (Wiktionary)
- French mutuel, from Old French, from Latin mūtuus, borrowed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ms. IRMA THOMAS (Singer): We've been what you call mutual admirers of each other's talent for a long time.”
“And one of the things we've got to do is to understand that we've got to strengthen security in small-town America, as well, by helping smaller communities and smaller counties develop what we call mutual aid agreements.”
“In this sense, this is what I call mutual concessions, if we could change the terms, that is, and make an honorable agreement in which both parties assume similar commitments.”
“Following this afternoon's practice at Winter Park, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier spoke to reporters about McNabb's departure, which he called a mutual decision that was best for both parties.”
“I brought the old lady and Kitty to town with me, on what I call the mutual sight-seeing principle.”
“We were contacted by another county for what we call mutual aid, which means they needed a little bit of assistance.”
“The Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday in a statement that the team has ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement.”
“Memphis announced Monday that the team has ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement.”
“He and team officials later reached what they called a mutual decision that he be waived and days later, the New York Knicks, a reported suitor, said he did not fit into their rebuilding plans.”
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