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Ano'ther. adj. [from an and other.]

  1. Not the same.

    He that will not lay a foundation for perpetual disorder, must of necessity find another rise of government than that. Locke.

  2. One more; a new addition to the former number.

                            ——— A fourth? ———
                                Start eye!
    What! will the line stretch out to th' crack of doom?
    Another yet? — a seventh! I'll see no more.
    Shak. Macbeth.

  3. Any other; any one else.

    If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him. 1 Samuel, ii. 25.

    Why not of her? preferr'd above the rest,
    By him with knightly deeds, and open love profess'd;
    So had another been, where he his vows address'd.
    Dryden's Fables.

  4. Not one's self.

    A man shall have diffused his life, his self, and his whole concernments so far, that he can weep his sorrows with another's eyes; when he has another heart besides his own, both to share, and to support his grief. South.

  5. Widely different; much altered.

    When the soul is beaten from its station, and the mounds of virtue are broken down, it becomes quite another thing from what it was before. South.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Samuel (18) · Dryden, John (788) · Locke, John (269) · Shakespeare's Macbeth (136) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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