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]: she was to become another of his starsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [as determiner] Used with a proper name to indicate someone or something’s similarity to the person or event specified: this will not be another VietnamMore example sentences
- 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 anotherMore example sentences
- 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 [as determiner] Used to refer to someone sharing an attribute in common with the person already mentioned: his kiss with another man caused a tabloid rumpusMore example sentences
- 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.