1. One more; an additional: had another cup of coffee.
2. Distinctly different from the first: took another route to town.
3. Some other: put it off to another day.
1. An additional one: one encore followed by another.
2. A different one: This shirt is too big; I'll try another.
3. One of an undetermined number or group: for one reason or another. See Usage Note at each other.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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