one another


: each of two or more people, animals, etc., who are doing something together or in relationship to the other or others in the group

Full Definition of ONE ANOTHER

Usage Discussion of ONE ANOTHER

Some handbooks and textbooks recommend that each other be restricted to reference to two and one another to reference to three or more. The distinction, while neat, is not observed in actual usage. Each other and one another are used interchangeably by good writers and have been since at least the 16th century.

First Known Use of ONE ANOTHER

ONE ANOTHER Defined for Kids

one another


Definition of ONE ANOTHER for Kids

:  each other <They looked at one another and laughed.>


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