adjective \ˈēch\

: every one of two or more people or things considered separately

Full Definition of EACH

:  being one of two or more distinct individuals having a similar relation and often constituting an aggregate

Examples of EACH

  1. A rope was tied to each end of the boat.
  2. Each student had a different explanation.

Origin of EACH

Middle English ech, from Old English ǣlc; akin to Old High German iogilīh each; both from West Germanic *aiw- ever, always (whence Old English ā always) + *galīkaz having the same form, like (whence Old English gelīc like) — more at aye, like
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to EACH

any, every, each and every



: each one

Full Definition of EACH

:  each one <to each his own>

Examples of EACH

  1. He took shot after shot, each missing by inches.

First Known Use of EACH

before 12th century



: to or for each

Full Definition of EACH

:  to or for each :  apiece <cost a dollar each>

Examples of EACH

  1. They cost 50 cents each.
  2. We were allowed two tries each.

First Known Use of EACH

before 12th century


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