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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Each \Each\ ([=e]ch), a. or a. pron. [OE. eche, [ae]lc, elk,
ilk, AS. [ae]lc; [=a] always + gel[imac]c like; akin to OD.
iegelik, OHG. [=e]ogil[imac]h, MHG. iegel[imac]ch, G.
jeglich. [root]209. See 3d Aye, Like, and cf. Either,
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
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.
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
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: to or from every one of two or more (considered
individually); "they received $10 each" [syn: each, to
each one, for each one, from each one, apiece]
adj 1: (used of count nouns) every one considered individually;
"each person is mortal"; "each party is welcome"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "each":
all, all and some, all and sundry, any, apiece, aside,
each and all, each and every, each one, each to each, every,
every one, one and all, one by one, particular, per, per annum,
per capita, respective, respectively, several, severally, specific,
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