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Meaning of EACH

Pronunciation:  eech

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  to or from every one of two or more (considered individually); "they received $10 each"

EACH is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: apiece, for each one, from each one, to each one



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Each\ ([=e]ch), a. or a. pron. [OE. eche, [ae]lc, elk,
ilk, AS. [ae]lc; [=a] always + gel[=i]c like; akin to OD.
iegelik, OHG. [=e]ogil[=i]h, MHG. iegel[=i]ch, G. jeglich.
[root]209. See 3d {Aye}, {Like}, and cf. {Either}, {Every},
1. Every one of the two or more individuals composing a
   number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It
   is used either with or without a following noun; as, each
   of you or each one of you. ``Each of the combatants.''

Note: To each corresponds other. ``Let each esteem other
      better than himself.'' Each other, used elliptically
      for each the other. It is our duty to assist each
      other; that is, it is our duty, each to assist the
      other, each being in the nominative and other in the
      objective case.

            It is a bad thing that men should hate each
            other; but it is far worse that they should
            contract the habit of cutting one another's
            throats without hatred.            --Macaulay.

            Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton.

            In each cheek appears a pretty dimple. --Shak.

            Then draw we nearer day by day, Each to his
            brethren, all to God.              --Keble.

            The oak and the elm have each a distinct
            character.                         --Gilpin.

2. Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.

         I know each lane and every alley green. --Milton.

         In short each man's happiness depends upon himself.

Note: This use of each for every, though common in Scotland
      and in America, is now un-English. --Fitzed. Hall.

Syn: See {Every}.

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