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being one more or more of the same; further; additional:
another piece of cake.
different; distinct; of a different period, place, or kind:
at another time; another man.
very similar to; of the same kind or category as:
What we need today is another Thomas Jefferson.
one more; additional one:
That first hot dog tasted so good I’d like another.
a different one; something different:
going from one house to another.
one like the first:
one copy for her and another for him.
a person than oneself or the one specified:
He told her he loved another.
Contemporary Examples

Yet another reason why the Globes are more fun than the Oscars.
Tallying the NBC Damage Kim Masters January 14, 2010

another study found that walking desks improve employer satisfaction by 10 percent.
Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk Gregory Ferenstein June 1, 2014

While it was a lifetime achievement for Goebel, it was another dour disappointment for Kwan: another Olympics and no gold medal.
Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race Nicholas McCarvel April 16, 2014

On Monday night another group of journalists was allowed to interview her.
Russia’s Partisans Imposing Their Rule in East Ukraine Jamie Dettmer April 21, 2014

He was just another wannabe messiah who ended up on the wrong side of the authorities.
So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth Candida Moss, Joel Baden October 4, 2014

Historical Examples

Here is one footprint, and there is another quite different.
The Field of Ice Jules Verne

“They needn’t wait another day for me,” Percival told him later.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

I suspect it was but another shape of the virtue that went forth to heal.
Miracles of Our Lord George MacDonald

She was silent and motionless for another five minutes, thinking intently.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

Bulls, of which we have now two, are sometimes with one mob and sometimes with another.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay


one more; an added: another chance
(as pronoun): help yourself to another

a different; alternative: another era from ours
(as pronoun): to try one path, then another

a different example of the same sort: another Beethoven
(as pronoun): we got rid of one loafer, but I think this new man’s another

another place, the other House of Parliament (used in the House of Commons to refer to the House of Lords and vice versa)

early 13c., merger of an other. Old English used simply oþer. Originally “a second of two.” Compound reciprocal pronoun one another is recorded from 1520s.
In addition to the idiom beginning with
also see:

dance to another tune
have another guess coming
horse of a different (another) color
one good turn deserves another
one man’s meat is another man’s poison
one way or another
sing a different (another) tune
tomorrow is another day
wear another hat


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