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See also: anoþer, A.N. Other, A. N. Other, and AN Other
From Middle English another, equivalent to an + other.
- (UK, unstressed) IPA(key): /əˈnʌð.ə(ɹ)/
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- (UK, stressed) IPA(key): /æˈnʌð.ə(ɹ)/
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- (US, unstressed) IPA(key): /əˈnʌð.ɚ/
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- (US, stressed) IPA(key): /æˈnʌð.ɚ/
- Rhymes: -ʌðə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: an‧oth‧er
- One more/further, 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.
- 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, →OCLC; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], , →OCLC, page 0016:
- 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?
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
- 1979, Micheal Ende, The Neverending Story, →ISBN, page 53:
- 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 went 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
- Another is usually used with a singular noun, but constructions such as "another five days", "another twenty miles", "another few people", "another fifty dollars" are valid too.
- 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: "another" may or may not imply "replacement", e.g. "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]."
- A. N. Other
- and another thing
- another country heard from
- another county heard from
- another nail in someone's coffin
- another pair of shoes
- another place
- another story
- another string to one's bow
- brother from another mother
- find another gear
- for another thing
- have another thing coming
- have another think
- have another think coming
- have another thought coming
- if it's not one thing it's another
- in another world
- just another pretty face
- live on top of one another
- live to fight another day
- made for one another
- make fish of one and flesh of another
- make fish of one and fowl of another
- many another
- not just another pretty face
- one after another
- one another
- one good turn deserves another
- one man's fish is another man's poison
- one man's fish is another man's poisson
- one man's loss is another man's gain
- one man's meat is another man's poison
- one man's trash is another man's treasure
- one nail drives out another
- one thing after another
- one thing leads to another
- one thing led to another
- one way or another
- one with another
- one woman's trash is another woman's treasure
- one word leads to another
- play one against another
- sail on another board
- sister from another mister
- tell me another one
- tell us another
- tell us another one
- tomorrow is another day
- to put it another way
- when one door closes, another opens
- will the good of another
- Jamaican Creole: anedda
one more, in addition to a former number
not the same; different
any or some
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- An additional one of the same kind.
- This napkin fell to the floor, could you please bring me another?
- There is one sterling and here is another
- One that is different from the current one.
- I saw one movie, but I think I will see another.
- One of a group of things of the same kind.
- His interests keep shifting from one thing to another.
- ^ Brians, Paul (2016-05-19), “a whole ’nother. Common Errors in English Usage and More”, in (please provide the title of the work), Washington State University, retrieved 2019-12-30: “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.”
- “another”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
From an other, appearing as a single word starting from the 13th or 14th century.
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