Definition of another in English:

another

determiner & pronoun

  • 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’
    • ‘For the week of the exams, we would have a test in the morning and another in the afternoon.’
    • ‘Today we were hit by another of those winter storms that are so common at this time of year.’
    • ‘It is another of those tiny groups of dots that punctuate the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.’
    • ‘Mrs Coffey then went straight back on to her computer without saying another word to him.’
    • ‘We ate small bits of malt loaf that I had chopped up and drank another energy drink.’
    • ‘I went in on the off chance and discovered another of the harder to get Islay malts.’
    • ‘I don't want to hear another word from anybody who thinks the way we live now is acceptable.’
    • ‘It is yet another of the many enigmas which surround this extraordinary building.’
    • ‘This week there was another of the endless line of surveys out about the way we live today.’
    • ‘This concern is illustrated by another of his habitual metaphors, that of war as a game.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Italians tend to do one dive in the morning followed by another in the afternoon.’
    • ‘Thanks for adding this to your faves, and for following yet another of my stories.’
    • ‘And this despite the fact that yet another of the bombs was at the end of the road on which we work.’
    • ‘He is keen to stay and it is understood that he has already agreed terms for another two years.’
    • ‘The rain is lashing down, but if she does not go for a run, she will not have another chance this morning.’
    • ‘We climbed in and didn't say another word until we were a block away from school.’
    • ‘I take another drink but it makes me slightly dizzy, forcing me to retire to my bedroom.’
    • ‘After my shower I sat down to the piano and fumbled through another of those old songs we used to sing.’
    one more, a further, an additional, a second
    a different, some other, not the same, an alternative
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    1. 1.1as 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’
      • ‘More of a prickly problem is persuading games publishers that it isn't another Windows 3.0.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
    • ‘It had belonged to another of the guards, and Peter had at first been loath to put it on.’
    • ‘There was no actual finding one way or another of fraud, wilful default or neglect.’
    • ‘As with any habit, if you want to change it you must replace it with another habit.’
    • ‘It is one thing to know these facts, but another to try to implement them in daily hospital life.’
    • ‘It is one thing becoming a member, quite another to be asked to actually play with the old boys.’
    • ‘Yet the protests that have erupted over the last few weeks show another outcome is possible.’
    • ‘We simply have to convince people that one way of using words is better than another.’
    • ‘We always got it right for the indoors but for one reason or another it never quite worked outdoors.’
    • ‘It is one thing to read of life on board his ship; it is quite another to live it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He added that another possibility would be to block the road so it could not be used as a thoroughfare.’
    • ‘Also included is a one off story in which Red gets to see another possible future.’
    • ‘Read another way, his words were a warning to Brown to keep his hands out of the contest.’
    • ‘If you do not need immediate care, then you may be referred to another part of the NHS.’
    • ‘An article that referred to another publication for more details was not reviewed.’
    • ‘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 to possess an electric bulb yet it is quite another to make it light up.’
    • ‘At least a point was gained from this game but on another day it could quite easily have been a nil return.’
    • ‘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. 2.1as 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’
      • ‘Mrs Hunt says financial reasons prompted her to share her eggs with another woman.’
      • ‘He fooled the firm's staff by claiming he was another prisoner with whom he was sharing a cell.’
      • ‘Theo had just had his lunch when I visited him in the room he shared with another man.’
      • ‘They talked for an hour or two before Kieran asked her if she had ever kissed another girl before.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As long as I didn't have to share a room with another alkie and the telly was in English.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

another

/əˈnʌðə/