- Another is defined as an additional amount.
An example of another is getting one more piece of candy from a jar.
- Another means someone or something that is not the same.
An example of another is asking to get a different pen if yours is not working.
- Another refers to someone of something that is comparable or alike.
An example of another is referring to a new movie that is similar to one already produced.
- The definition of another is one more of a person, place or thing.
An example of another is to state that you would like one more piece pie.
- Another refers to something that is dissimilar.
An example of another is to say that when you are running errands you are going to this store and that store.
- Another can refer to doubling something.
An example of another is to say that you would like one scoop of vanilla ice cream and then a second of the same.
- one more; an additional: have another cup of tea
- a different; not the same: in another city, at another time
- one of the same sort as; some other: another Caesar
Origin of anotherMiddle English an other; Old English uses solid ōther in same sense
- one additional
- a different one: anger is one thing, but rage is another
- one of the same kind
- One more; an additional: had another cup of coffee.
- Distinctly different from the first: took another route to town.
- Some other: put it off to another day.
- An additional one: one encore followed by another.
- A different one: This shirt is too big; I'll try another.
- One of an undetermined number or group: for one reason or another. See Usage Note at each other.
Origin of anotherMiddle English on other : on, one; see one + other, other; see other.
- One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
- Yes, I'd like another slice of cake, thanks.
- Not the same; different.
- Do you know another way to do this job?
- Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.
- He has never known another like her.
- As a fused head construction another may have a possessive another's (plural: others, or possessive plural 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.
- Sometimes, the world "whole" is inserted into another by the common process of tmesis, giving: "a whole nother." This is a colloquialism which some recommend avoiding in formal writing. The prescribed alternatives are "a whole other" or a "another whole."
- There may be ambiguity: "I need another chair." may mean "My chair needs to be replaced." or "I need an additional chair [and I need to keep my existing chair]."
- on Earth, on earth