Definition of another in English:

another

pronoun & determiner

  • 1Used to refer to an additional person or thing of the same type as one already mentioned or known about; one more; a further:

    [as determiner] ‘have another drink’
    ‘I didn't say another word’
    [as pronoun] ‘she was to become another of his stars’
    • ‘It is yet another of the many enigmas which surround this extraordinary building.’
    • ‘We climbed in and didn't say another word until we were a block away from school.’
    • ‘He is keen to stay and it is understood that he has already agreed terms for another two years.’
    • ‘I don't want to hear another word from anybody who thinks the way we live now is acceptable.’
    • ‘This concern is illustrated by another of his habitual metaphors, that of war as a game.’
    • ‘We ate small bits of malt loaf that I had chopped up and drank another energy drink.’
    • ‘And this despite the fact that yet another of the bombs was at the end of the road on which we work.’
    • ‘The rain is lashing down, but if she does not go for a run, she will not have another chance this morning.’
    • ‘Today we were hit by another of those winter storms that are so common at this time of year.’
    • ‘Mrs Coffey then went straight back on to her computer without saying another word to him.’
    • ‘The Italians tend to do one dive in the morning followed by another in the afternoon.’
    • ‘This week there was another of the endless line of surveys out about the way we live today.’
    • ‘I went in on the off chance and discovered another of the harder to get Islay malts.’
    • ‘After my shower I sat down to the piano and fumbled through another of those old songs we used to sing.’
    • ‘Terri was another of the girls who used to hang round the memorial on a Saturday afternoon.’
    • ‘Perhaps they can stage another celebrity boxing match between the two of them.’
    • ‘It is another of those tiny groups of dots that punctuate the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.’
    • ‘I take another drink but it makes me slightly dizzy, forcing me to retire to my bedroom.’
    • ‘Thanks for adding this to your faves, and for following yet another of my stories.’
    • ‘For the week of the exams, we would have a test in the morning and another in the afternoon.’
    one more, a further, an additional, a second
    a different, some, not the same, an alternative
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    1. 1.1[as determiner] Used with a proper name to indicate someone or something's similarity to the person or event specified:
      ‘this will not be another Vietnam’
      • ‘If such a deal is not achieved, Cancun could become another Seattle.’
      • ‘Opponents of the market say we have to stop another Enron from happening again.’
      • ‘More of a prickly problem is persuading games publishers that it isn't another Windows 3.0.’
      another, duplicate, reproduction, twin, double, new, replicate, matching
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  • 2Used to refer to a different person or thing from one already mentioned or known about:

    [as determiner] ‘come back another day’
    ‘his wife left him for another man’
    [as pronoun] ‘moving from one place to another’
    • ‘Yet the protests that have erupted over the last few weeks show another outcome is possible.’
    • ‘It is one thing to possess an electric bulb yet it is quite another to make it light up.’
    • ‘If you do not need immediate care, then you may be referred to another part of the NHS.’
    • ‘Read another way, his words were a warning to Brown to keep his hands out of the contest.’
    • ‘At least a point was gained from this game but on another day it could quite easily have been a nil return.’
    • ‘There was no actual finding one way or another of fraud, wilful default or neglect.’
    • ‘We simply have to convince people that one way of using words is better than another.’
    • ‘It is one thing to know these facts, but another to try to implement them in daily hospital life.’
    • ‘He added that another possibility would be to block the road so it could not be used as a thoroughfare.’
    • ‘We always got it right for the indoors but for one reason or another it never quite worked outdoors.’
    • ‘It had belonged to another of the guards, and Peter had at first been loath to put it on.’
    • ‘An article that referred to another publication for more details was not reviewed.’
    • ‘As with any habit, if you want to change it you must replace it with another habit.’
    • ‘There may be another person who has taken over, who is different but you don't know them.’
    • ‘He said he hoped to spend the night with his daughter before seeking another home this morning.’
    • ‘It is one thing to read of life on board his ship; it is quite another to live it.’
    • ‘Also included is a one off story in which Red gets to see another possible future.’
    • ‘It was followed by one of him with Nora, then one of him with Emy, and another of him and baby Gail.’
    • ‘It is one thing becoming a member, quite another to be asked to actually play with the old boys.’
    • ‘It is one thing to be out of the loop, quite another to have a different circle of thought altogether.’
    different, other, another, second, possible, substitute, replacement
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    1. 2.1[as determiner] Used to refer to someone sharing an attribute in common with the person already mentioned:
      ‘his kiss with another man caused a tabloid rumpus’
      • ‘They talked for an hour or two before Kieran asked her if she had ever kissed another girl before.’
      • ‘He fooled the firm's staff by claiming he was another prisoner with whom he was sharing a cell.’
      • ‘Mrs Hunt says financial reasons prompted her to share her eggs with another woman.’
      • ‘As long as I didn't have to share a room with another alkie and the telly was in English.’
      • ‘Theo had just had his lunch when I visited him in the room he shared with another man.’
      • ‘The way he'd look at her in despair when she kissed or embraced another actor during a show.’
      • ‘Brett leaned over to place a quick kiss on her lips as he cut off another driver to the right of his original lane.’

Origin

Middle English: as an other until the 16th century.

Pronunciation:

another

/əˈnʌðə/