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both

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pronoun, plural in construction \ˈbōth\

Definition of both

  1. :  the one as well as the other <both of us>



Origin of both

Middle English bothe, probably from Old Norse bāthir; akin to Old High German beide both


First Known Use: 12th century

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both

conjunction

Simple Definition of both

  • —used before two words or phrases connected with and to stress that each is included

Full Definition of both

  1. —used as a function word to indicate and stress the inclusion of each of two or more things specified by coordinated words, phrases, or clauses <prized both for its beauty and for its utility> <he … who loveth well both man and bird and beast — S. T. Coleridge>

12th Century

First Known Use of both

12th century


3

both

adjective

Simple Definition of both

  • —used to indicate that two things or people are being referred to rather than just one

Full Definition of both

  1. :  being the two :  affecting or involving the one and the other <both feet> <both his eyes> <both these armies>

13th Century

First Known Use of both

13th century



BOTH Defined for Kids

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both

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pronoun \ˈbōth\

Definition of both

  1. :  each one of two things or people :  the two <both of us>




2

both

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conjunction

Definition of both

  1. —used before two words or phrases connected with and to stress that each is included <both New York and London>




3

both

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adjective

Definition of both

  1. :  the two <Both books are mine.>




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