each

adjective
\ ˈēch How to pronounce each (audio) \

Definition of each

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

each

pronoun

Definition of each (Entry 2 of 3)

: each one to each his own

each

adverb

Definition of each (Entry 3 of 3)

: to or for each : apiece cost a dollar each

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Synonyms for each

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of each in a Sentence

Adjective A rope was tied to each end of the boat. Each student had a different explanation. Pronoun He took shot after shot, each missing by inches. Adverb They cost 50 cents each. We were allowed two tries each.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Frisco ISD produced four soccer state champions (Wakeland boys twice and Wakeland girls and Centennial girls once each) from 2016 to 2018, and Memorial is looking to be the next FISD team to make a long playoff run. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "2021 UIL girls soccer playoff preview: Area storylines to know, teams to watch and players to keep an eye on," 24 Mar. 2021 The place was spacious enough that my husband and I could each have a work area and even host guests without having to change our routine. Ayşegül Savaş, The New Yorker, "Future Selves," 22 Mar. 2021 The pot busts that took place in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic were each well over 1 ton. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Northern border drug influx: Seizures up nearly 1,000% near Buffalo," 29 Oct. 2020 Providence Hospital and Infirmary Health are set to receive 1,000 test kits each, while USA Health would receive 1,200. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al, "Mobile begins delivery of COVID-19 test kits, masks to local hospitals," 16 Apr. 2020 Each will each receive an additional $4,000 scholarship. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "Bryant-Jordan Scholarship winners to be announced in TV/Online broadcast," 20 Mar. 2020 One boat after another, each bigger, faster, more sophisticated. Martin Dumont, The New York Review of Books, "Waterlines: On Writing and Sailing," 5 Feb. 2020 The surrogates would each soon head to a school cafeteria or church or steakhouse where Iowans would gather to award the first delegates of the 2020 nomination process. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Trump floods Iowa caucuses with A-list surrogates, taking no chances despite certainty of landslide," 4 Feb. 2020 Both men were arrested without incident while in custody at Superior Court in Rockville and both were charged with 16 felony violations each, police said. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "State police arrest pair of suspects in connection with theft of 7 handguns from a Stafford pawnshop," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of each

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for each

Adjective

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 entry 1

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The first known use of each was before the 12th century

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“Each.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/each. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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each

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of each

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

each

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of each (Entry 2 of 3)

: each one

each

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of each (Entry 3 of 3)

: to or for each

each

adjective
\ ˈēch How to pronounce each (audio) \

Kids Definition of each

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

each

pronoun

Kids Definition of each (Entry 2 of 3)

: each one We each took a turn.

each

adverb

Kids Definition of each (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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