each

adjective
\ˈēch \

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

any, every

Synonyms: Adverb

all, apiece, per, per capita

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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

By contrast, several other investment banks have paid more than $1 billion in fines each in various investigations in the U.S. and elsewhere. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank to Pay $205 Million Fine to End N.Y. Currency-Trading Probe," 20 June 2018 Following FourWinds’ demise, Jacobs and two other company officials were charged and each quickly agreed to plead guilty to a single felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "FourWinds bookkeeper who testified against Uresti sentenced to year in prison camp," 11 July 2018 The first two jumps were each longer than Knievel’s versions, while the jump over the fountain had to be done in the opposite direction due to new construction around it. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Travis Pastrana successfully recreates three of Evel Knievel's famous jumps," 10 July 2018 Under the new structure, a USMC squad will drop to 12 Marines each, with three fire teams of three Marines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marine Corps Is Changing the Way It Does Business To Win the Battles of 2025," 15 May 2018 In 2015, Zack Greinke of the Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants each hit eighth in the same game. Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "Dodgers Dugout: It's official, the Dodgers are cursed," 4 May 2018 Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet are still off about 9% or more each over that time, compared with a 4.1% drop for Netflix. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Stock Pickers Ready to Take the Facebook Out of ‘FANG’," 16 Apr. 2018 Murphy High School sophomore Galina Sawyer said a group of students there worked with the principal to create an event where students can gather in the school and 17 students will each read the name of one of the Parkland victims. Trisha Powell Crain, AL.com, "Walk out of school day 2018: Alabama students leaving class to protest gun violence," 14 Mar. 2018 Last year’s wonderful In Sunlight or In Shadow was a vivid argument for the idea, a collection of mystery stories each based on a different painting by Edward Hopper. Charles Finch, USA TODAY, "Famous paintings inspire colorful stories by famed mystery writers," 19 Dec. 2017

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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

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
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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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