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’
    • ‘It is yet another of the many enigmas which surround this extraordinary building.’
    • ‘And this despite the fact that yet another of the bombs was at the end of the road on which we work.’
    • ‘After my shower I sat down to the piano and fumbled through another of those old songs we used to sing.’
    • ‘I went in on the off chance and discovered another of the harder to get Islay malts.’
    • ‘This week there was another of the endless line of surveys out about the way we live today.’
    • ‘It is another of those tiny groups of dots that punctuate the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.’
    • ‘Thanks for adding this to your faves, and for following yet another of my stories.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Today we were hit by another of those winter storms that are so common at this time of year.’
    • ‘The Italians tend to do one dive in the morning followed by another in the afternoon.’
    • ‘For the week of the exams, we would have a test in the morning and another in the afternoon.’
    • ‘I don't want to hear another word from anybody who thinks the way we live now is acceptable.’
    • ‘We ate small bits of malt loaf that I had chopped up and drank another energy drink.’
    • ‘Mrs Coffey then went straight back on to her computer without saying another word to him.’
    • ‘I take another drink but it makes me slightly dizzy, forcing me to retire to my bedroom.’
    • ‘We climbed in and didn't say another word until we were a block away from school.’
    • ‘The rain is lashing down, but if she does not go for a run, she will not have another chance this morning.’
    • ‘He is keen to stay and it is understood that he has already agreed terms for another two years.’
    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’
      • ‘If such a deal is not achieved, Cancun could become another Seattle.’
      • ‘More of a prickly problem is persuading games publishers that it isn't another Windows 3.0.’
      • ‘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 is one thing to be out of the loop, quite another to have a different circle of thought altogether.’
    • ‘It is one thing to read of life on board his ship; it is quite another to live it.’
    • ‘We always got it right for the indoors but for one reason or another it never quite worked outdoors.’
    • ‘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 becoming a member, quite another to be asked to actually play with the old boys.’
    • ‘It is one thing to possess an electric bulb yet it is quite another to make it light up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Also included is a one off story in which Red gets to see another possible future.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet the protests that have erupted over the last few weeks show another outcome is possible.’
    • ‘There was no actual finding one way or another of fraud, wilful default or neglect.’
    • ‘It was followed by one of him with Nora, then one of him with Emy, and another of him and baby Gail.’
    • ‘It had belonged to another of the guards, and Peter had at first been loath to put it on.’
    • ‘Read another way, his words were a warning to Brown to keep his hands out of the contest.’
    • ‘We simply have to convince people that one way of using words is better than another.’
    • ‘He said he hoped to spend the night with his daughter before seeking another home this morning.’
    • ‘An article that referred to another publication for more details was not reviewed.’
    • ‘If you do not need immediate care, then you may be referred to another part of the NHS.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He fooled the firm's staff by claiming he was another prisoner with whom he was sharing a cell.’
      • ‘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/