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: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The trust will be led by an independent stewardship committee of five members, who will each represent the beneficiary communities. Louis Metzger Iv, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The nuclear families behind that fence were as broken and troubled as yours and mine by divorce, perversion, addiction, deceit, disaffection, violence, adultery, and we can each complete our personal list. David Mamet, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 As part of those partnerships, GM said its new partners will each build a new factory in the United States — one in Fort Worth, Texas, and the other location yet to be announced, with production starting in 2023 and 2024. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 16 Apr. 2020 Each will each receive an additional $4,000 scholarship. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 20 Mar. 2020 See More

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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

each and every

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“Each.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/each. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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