1

each

adjective \ ˈēch \

Definition of each

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

Examples of each in a Sentence

  1. A rope was tied to each end of the boat.

  2. Each student had a different explanation.

Origin and Etymology 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

each Synonyms

Synonyms
any, every, each and every
Related Words
all; several, various; particular; respective, specific; either
Near Antonyms
neither

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each

pronoun

Definition of each

:each one
  • to each his own

Examples of each in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of each

before 12th century


3

each

adverb

Definition of each

:to or for each :apiece
  • cost a dollar each

Examples of each in a Sentence

  1. They cost 50 cents each.

  2. We were allowed two tries each.

Recent Examples of each from the Web

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First Known Use of each

before 12th century



EACH Defined for English Language Learners

each

adjective

Definition of each for English Language Learners

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


each

pronoun

Definition of each for English Language Learners

  • : each one


each

adverb

Definition of each for English Language Learners

  • : to or for each


EACH Defined for Kids

1

each

adjective \ ˈēch \

Definition of each for Students

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

2

each

pronoun

Definition of each for Students

:each one
  • We each took a turn.

3

each

adverb

Definition of each for Students

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


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