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1each

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
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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

Synonyms
any, every, each and every

2each

pronoun

: 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

3each

adverb

: 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
EACH Defined for Kids

1each

adjective \ˈēch\

Definition of EACH for Kids

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

2each

pronoun

Definition of EACH for Kids

:  each one <We each took a turn.>

3each

adverb

Definition of EACH for Kids

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

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