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each other

each oth·er
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eech uhth -er]
    • /itʃ ˈʌð ər/
    • /iːtʃ ˈʌðə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eech uhth -er]
    • /itʃ ˈʌð ər/

Definitions of each other words

  • noun each other Although some insist that each other be used only in reference to two (The two candidates respected each other) and one another in reference to three or more (The three nations threaten one another), in standard practice they are interchangeable. Each other is not restricted to two, nor is one another restricted to three or more.  The possessive of each other is each other's; the possessive of one another is one another's. 1
  • pronoun each other one another 1
  • pronoun each other You use each other when you are saying that each member of a group does something to the others or has a particular connection with the others. 0
  • pronoun each other used when the action, attribution, etc, is reciprocal 0
  • noun each other each one the other; one another 0
  • pronoun each other (reciprocal pronoun) To one another; one to the other; signifies that a verb applies to two or more entities both as subjects and as direct objects. 0

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Origin of each other

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English. See each, other

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Parts of speech for Each other

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

each other popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

each other usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for each other

pron each other

  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.
  • each and every one — all
  • one and all — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.
  • one another — each other

Antonyms for each other

pron each other

  • none — to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great.

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