- (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.
- 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], , OCLC 2666860, 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?
- 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 four 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]."
Terms derived from another
one more, in addition to a former number
not the same; different
any or some
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
- An additional one of the same kind.
- This napkin fell to the floor, could you please bring me 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: “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.”