Definition of each in English:

each

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Pronunciation: /iːtʃ
 
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determiner & pronoun

Used to refer to every one of two or more people or things, regarded and identified separately: [as determiner]: each battery is in a separate compartment each one of us was asked what went on [as pronoun]: Derek had money from each of his five uncles they each have their own personality
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  • Fawcett's team won the last three ends but managed only a single shot on each of them.
  • He has a growing collection of plastic dinosaurs and he can pretty much name each one.
  • It is so heavy that it can only be pulled at a walk by eight horses, each of which has to give full effort.
Synonyms
every one, each one, each and every one, one and all, all, the whole lot

adverb

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To, for, or by every one of a group (used after a noun or an amount): the cameras cost £35 each Paul and Bill have a glass each
More example sentences
  • Four seminars were held in July, one each for trustees, presidents, deans, and school heads.
  • The glasses only cost $0.85 each, but the minimum order is for 25 pairs.
  • Cinema-goers paid 20p each to become the inaugural customers at the 10-screen multiplex.
Synonyms
apiece, per person, per capita, to each, for each, from each, individually, respectively
formal severally

Origin

Old English ǣlc; related to Dutch elk and German jeglich, based on a West Germanic phrase meaning 'ever alike' (see aye2, alike).

Phrases

each and every

Every single (used for emphasis): taking each and every opportunity I look forward to seeing each and every one of you
More example sentences
  • We should enjoy each and every of these small things in our lives to the fullest.
  • It is a rare opportunity for each and every individual member to say what he or she thinks.
  • Thank you to each and every one of you who left a nice comment or sent me an email.
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