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Pronunciation: /əˈnəT͟Hər/

determiner& pronoun

1Used to refer to an additional person or thing of the same type as one already mentioned or known about; one more; a further: [as determiner]: have another drink I didn’t say another word [as pronoun]: they have two practices, one in the morning and another in the afternoon she was to become another of his stars
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  • It is yet another of the many enigmas which surround this extraordinary building.
  • And this despite the fact that yet another of the bombs was at the end of the road on which we work.
  • After my shower I sat down to the piano and fumbled through another of those old songs we used to sing.
one more, a further, an additional
1.1 [usually as determiner] Used with a proper name to indicate someone or something’s similarity to the person or event specified: they said she was another Jennifer Aniston this will not be another Vietnam
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  • If such a deal is not achieved, Cancun could become another Seattle.
  • More of a prickly problem is persuading games publishers that it isn't another Windows 3.0.
  • Opponents of the market say we have to stop another Enron from happening again.
2Used to refer to a different person or thing from one already mentioned or known about: [as determiner]: come back another day his wife left him for another man [as pronoun]: moving from one place to another it is one thing to formulate policies and quite another to implement them
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  • It is one thing to be out of the loop, quite another to have a different circle of thought altogether.
  • It is one thing to read of life on board his ship; it is quite another to live it.
  • We always got it right for the indoors but for one reason or another it never quite worked outdoors.
2.1 [determiner] Used to refer to someone sharing an attribute in common with the person already mentioned: his kiss with another man caused a tabloid rumpus
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  • Mrs Hunt says financial reasons prompted her to share her eggs with another woman.
  • As long as I didn't have to share a room with another alkie and the telly was in English.
  • Theo had just had his lunch when I visited him in the room he shared with another man.


Middle English: as an other until the 16th century.

Words that rhyme with another

brother, mother, other, smother, t'other

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Syllabification: an·oth·er

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