Mutual meaning

myo͝ocho͝o-əl
The definition of mutual is something that goes both ways, such as when two people feel the same way about each other or when two people like the same person.

An example of mutual is when Ann likes Joe and Joe likes Ann.

An example of mutual is when Ann is friends with Tim and Bill is friends with Tim.

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Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance.
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Shared in common; joint.

Our mutual friend.

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Designating or of a type of insurance in which the policyholders elect the directors, share in the profits, and agree to indemnify one another against loss.
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A mutual fund.
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A mutual fund, etc.
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Having the same relationship, each to each other.
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(Relating to a company, insurance or financial institution) Owned by the members.
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Origin of mutual

  • French mutuel from Old French from Latin mūtuus borrowed mei-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French mutuel, from Latin mutuus.

    From Wiktionary