By Robert Herrick

Here a pretty baby lies
Sung asleep with lullabies:
Pray be silent and not stir
Th' easy earth that covers her.

An*oth"er (#), pron. & a. [An a, one + other.]


One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.

Another yet! -- a seventh! I 'll see no more. Shak.

Would serve to scale another Hero's tower. Shak.


Not the same; different.

He winks, and turns his lips another way. Shak.


Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth. Prov. xxvii. 2.

While I am coming, another steppeth down before me. John v. 7.

⇒ As a pronoun another may have a possessive another's, pl. others, poss. pl. other'. It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another," that is, let each love the other or others. "These two imparadised in one another's arms."



© Webster 1913.

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