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adjective \ˈēch\

Simple Definition of each

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

Full Definition of each

  1. :  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


2

each

pronoun

Simple Definition of each

  • : each one

Full Definition of each

  1. :  each one <to each his own>

Examples of each

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



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of each

before 12th century


3

each

adverb

Simple Definition of each

  • : to or for each

Full Definition of each

  1. :  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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of each

before 12th century



EACH Defined for Kids

1

each

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adjective \ˈēch\

Definition of each

  1. :  every one of two or more individuals considered separately <read each book>




2

each

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pronoun

Definition of each

  1. :  each one <We each took a turn.>




3

each

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adverb

Definition of each

  1. :  to or for each :  apiece <We were given two presents each.> <They cost 50 cents each.>





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