one another


Definition of one another

Each Other vs. One Another: Usage Guide

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

1526, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of one another was in 1526

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“One another.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of 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

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Kids Definition of one another

: each other They looked at one another and laughed.

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