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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.

[Middle English on other : on, one; see one + other, other; see other.]
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a. one more; an added: another chance.
b. (as pronoun): help yourself to another.
a. a different; alternative: another era from ours.
b. (as pronoun): to try one path, then another.
a. a different example of the same sort: another Beethoven.
b. (as pronoun): we got rid of one loafer, but I think this new man's another.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another place the other House of Parliament (used in the House of Commons to refer to the House of Lords and vice versa)
[C14: originally an other]
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(əˈnʌð ər)

1. being one more or more of the same; further; additional: Please have another piece of cake.
2. different; distinct; of a different kind: at another time; another man.
3. very similar to; of the same kind or category as: another Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. one more; an additional one.
5. a different one; something different: going from one thing to another.
6. one like the first: one copy for her and another for him.
7. a person other than oneself or the one specified: He told her he loved another.
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1. meaning 'one more'

Another thing or person means one more thing or person of the same kind. Another is usually followed by a singular countable noun.

Could I have another cup of coffee?
He opened another shop last month.

You can use another with 'few' or a number in front of a plural countable noun.

This will take another few minutes.
The woman lived for another ten days.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'another' immediately in front of a plural countable noun or an uncountable noun. Don't say, for example, 'Another men came into the room'. You say 'More men came into the room'.

We ought to have more police officers.
We need more information.
2. meaning 'different'

Another thing or person also means a different thing or person from the one you have been talking about.

It all happened in another country.
He mentioned the work of another colleague.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'another' in front of a plural countable noun or an uncountable noun. Don't say, for example, 'They arrange things better in another countries'. You say 'They arrange things better in other countries'.

Other people had the same idea.
We bought toys, paints, books and other equipment.
3. used as a pronoun

Another is sometimes a pronoun.

I saw one girl whispering to another.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.another - any of various alternatives; some other; "put it off to another (or some other) day"
other - not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction"
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1. a further, an extra, one more, an additional We're going to have another baby.
2. a different, an alternative, a variant They referred her to another therapist
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
آخَرآخَرُآخَر، ثانِ
dalšíjinýodlišnýdruhýještě jeden
en andenen tilendnu en
annarannar tilönnurannað
또 하나의
dar vienaskitas
citsvēl viens
en annan
başka birbir başkabir tane dahadiğer


1. (= additional) → otro
would you like another beer?¿quieres otra cerveza?
have another onetoma or coge otro
we need another two mennecesitamos dos hombres más, necesitamos otros dos hombres
not another minute!¡ni un minuto más!
there are another two months to gofaltan otros dos meses or dos meses más
another two kilometresdos kilómetros más
without another wordsin decir ni una palabra más
there's not another painting like itno existe otro cuadro como éste
I don't think he'll be another Mozartno creo que llegue a ser otro Mozart
I've discovered yet another problemhe descubierto otro problema más
take another fivecoge cinco más or otros cinco, toma cinco más or otros cinco (LAm)
2. (= different) → otro
do it another timehazlo en otra ocasión
that's quite another mattereso es otra cosa totalmente distinta, eso es otro cantar
B. PRONotro/a m/f
help yourself to anothersírvete otro
in one form or anotherde una forma u otra
what with one thing and anotherentre una cosa u otra
if not this time then anothersi no esta vez, pues otra
see also one C5
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


(= one more)
another book → un autre livre, encore un livre, un livre de plus
Would you like another piece of cake? → Tu veux encore un morceau de gâteau ?
another drink? → vous reprendrez bien encore un verre?
Continue down the road for another 2 kilometres → Suivez la route sur deux kilomètres encore.
Inflation has risen by another 4 per cent → L'inflation a encore augmenté de 4 pour cent.
in another 5 years → dans 5 ans
(= a different one)
another book → un autre livre
Have you got another skirt? → Tu as une autre jupe?
(= one more) → un(e) autre, encore un(e)
He had a drink, then poured another → Il a bu un verre puis s'en est resservi un autre.
(= a different one) → un(e) autre
a civil war with one community against another → une guerre civile opposant une communauté à une autre
he said one thing but has done another → il a dit une chose mais en a fait une autre
one another → l'un(e) l'autre (or les uns les autres)(unes)
one ... after another
one shop after another → un magasin après l'autre
one book after another → un livre après l'autre
it's one thing after another → c'est une chose après l'autre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= additional)noch eine(r, s); another onenoch eine(r, s); take another tennehmen Sie noch (weitere) zehn; I won’t give you another chanceich werde dir nicht noch eine or keine weitere Chance geben; I don’t want another drink!ich möchte nichts mehr trinken; in another 20 years he …noch 20 Jahre, und er …; without another wordohne ein weiteres Wort; and (there’s) another thingund noch eins, und (da ist) noch (et)was (anderes)
(= similar, fig: = second) → ein zweiter, eine zweite, ein zweites; there is not another man like himso einen Mann gibt es nicht noch einmal or gibt es nur einmal; another Shakespeareein zweiter Shakespeare; there will never be another youfür mich wird es nie jemand geben wie dich or du
(= different)ein anderer, eine andere, ein anderes; that’s quite another matterdas ist etwas ganz anderes; another timeein andermal; but maybe there won’t be another timeaber vielleicht gibt es keine andere Gelegenheit or gibt es das nicht noch einmal
pronein anderer, eine andere, ein anderes; have another!nehmen Sie (doch) noch einen!; he has found another (dated, liter)er hat eine andere gefunden; many anothermanch anderer; such anothernoch so einer; they help one anothersie helfen einander, sie helfen sich gegenseitig; tell me another! (inf)Sie können mir sonst was erzählen (inf), → das können Sie mir nicht weismachen; at one time or anotherirgendwann; what with one thing and anotherbei all dem Trubel; I assume this is another of your brilliant ideas!ist das wieder so eine deiner Glanzideen? (inf); she’s another of his girlfriendssie ist (auch) eine seiner Freundinnen; yes, I’m another of his fansja, ich bin auch einer seiner Fans
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


1. adj (additional) → un altro/un'altra, ancora un(a); (different) → un altro/un'altra; (second) → un altro/un'altra, un(a) secondo/a
another book (one more) → un altro libro, ancora un libro
another drink? → ancora qualcosa bevi?
in another 5 years → fra altri 5 anni
without another word → senza aggiungere una sola or nemmeno una parola
that's quite another matter → è tutt'un'altra cosa
he's another Shakespeare → è un nuovo or altro Shakespeare
2. pronun altro/un'altra, ancora uno/a
from one town to another → da una città all'altra
they love one another → si vogliono bene
see also one
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(əˈnaðə) adjective, pronoun
1. a different (thing or person). This letter isn't from Tom – it's from another friend of mine; The coat I bought was dirty, so the shop gave me another.
2. (one) more of the same kind. Have another biscuit!; You didn't tell me you wanted another of those!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


آخَرُ další en anden noch ein άλλος otro toinen autre drugi un altro もう一つの 또 하나의 een andere en til jeszcze jeden adicional, outro другой en annan อีกอันหนึ่ง diğer khác 另一个
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a. otro-a, otros-as;
pron. el otro, la otra.
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