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- (UK) IPA(key): /əˈnʌ.ðə(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /əˈnʌ.ðɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ʌðə(r)
- Hyphenation: an‧oth‧er
- 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.
- 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
- Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, in American Scientist:
- Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
- Not the same; different.
Do you know another way to do this job?
- 1979, Micheal Ende, The Neverending Story, p.53, ISBN 0140386335
- But that is another story and will be told another time.
2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
- 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.
- John Milton
- These two imparadised in one another's arms.
- John Milton
- Sometimes, the word "whole" is inserted into another by the common process of tmesis, giving: "a whole nother." This is a colloquialism that some recommend avoiding in formal writing. The prescribed alternatives are "a whole other" or "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]."
Terms derived from another
one more, in addition to a former number
not the same; different
any or some
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- The additional one of the same kind.
- I saw one movie, but I think I will see another.
- One that is different from the current one.
- This napkin fell to the floor, could you please bring me another?
- One of the group of things of the same kind.
- His interests keep shifting from one thing to another.
- ^ “"List of grammatical errors from Paul Brians of [[w:Washington State University|]]"”, in (Please provide the title of the work), accessed 2009-05-06: “It is one thing to use the expression “a whole ’nother” as a consciously slangy phrase suggesting rustic charm and a completely different matter to use it mistakenly.”
Most common English words before 1923: new · years · always · #170: another · right · each · between