adjective satellite (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
- each person is mortal
- each party is welcome
adverb to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
from each one; for each one; to each one; apiece.
Each adjective ∨ adjective pronoun
, AS. ælc
always + gelic
like; akin to OD. ieglik
, OHG. ogilith
, MHG. iegelich
. . See 3d Aye
, and cf. Either
- Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you. "Each of the combatants."
✍ To each corresponds other. "Let each esteem other better than himself." Each other, used elliptically for each the other. It is our duty to assist each other; that is, it is our duty, each to assist the other, each being in the nominative and other in the objective case.
It is a bad thing that men should hate each other; but it is far worse that they should contract the habit of cutting one another's throats without hatred.
His adamantine coat gird well.
In each cheek appears a pretty dimple.
Then draw we nearer day by day,
Each to his brethren, all to God.
The oak and the elm have each a distinct character.
- Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.
I know each lane and every alley green.
In short each man's happiness depends upon himself.
✍ This use of each for every, though common in Scotland and in America, is now un-English.
Syn. -- See Every.
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