Each meaning

ēch
The definition of each is every one in the group.

An example of each used as an adjective is in the phrase "each student in the class," which means every single student in the class.

adjective
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Each is defined as for every one.

An example of each used as an adverb is in the phrase "a slice of pizza each," which means that every one received one slice of pizza.

adverb
10
4
Each means every person in a group.

An example of each used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "Each received a packet," which means that every person received a packet.

pronoun
8
4
Being one of two or more considered individually; every.

Each person cast a vote. My technique improved with each lesson.

adjective
8
4
Every one of a group considered individually; each one.
pronoun
6
4
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For or to each one; apiece.

Ten cents each.

adverb
4
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Apiece.

Give them two apples each.

adverb
4
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Every one; every thing.

I'm going to give each of you a chance to win.

determiner
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Every one of two or more considered separately.

Each (one) of you will be notified.

adjective
3
1
All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).

Make sure you wash each bowl well; the sun comes up each morning and sets each night.

determiner
3
1
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The apples cost 50 cents each.

determiner
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(operations, philosophy) An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.
noun
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each other
  • Each one the other.
    My partner and I assist each other.
  • Each one the others; one another.
    Members of the platoon look out for each other.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of each

  • Middle English ech from Old English ǣlc līk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwylċ (“each, every, any, all”), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (“ever, always”) + *galīkaz (“alike”), equivalent to ay + like. Compare Scots ilk, elk (“each, every”), West Frisian elk (“each”), Low German elk, ellik (“each”), Dutch elk (“each”), German jeglich (“any”).

    From Wiktionary