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another Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite any of various alternatives; some other
    some other.
    • put it off to another (or some other) day

An*oth"er pronoun & adjective
An a, one + other.
  1. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
    Another yet! -- a seventh! I 'll see no more. Shak.
    Would serve to scale another Hero's tower. Shak.
  2. Not the same; different.
    He winks, and turns his lips another way. Shak.
  3. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.
    Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth. Prov. xxvii. 2.
    While I am coming, another steppeth down before me. John v. 7.
    ✍ As a pronoun another may have a possessive another's, pl. others, poss. pl. other'. It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another," that is, let each love the other or others. "These two imparadised in one another's arms." Milton.

Webster 1913