determiner, pronoun
an‧oth‧er S1 W1


one more person or thing of the same type:
I'm going to have another cup of coffee.
There'll be another bus along in a few minutes.
Buy two CDs and get another completely free.
another of
Is this another of your schemes to make money?
Not another word was spoken.
Oh look, there's another one of those birds.
This misunderstanding is yet another example of bad communication (=there have already been several).
another two/10/100 etc (=an additional amount or number)
We'll have to wait another three weeks for the results.
There's still another £100 to pay.

a different one

not the same thing, person etc, but a different one:
They must have returned by another route.
We finally moved to another apartment.
I'm busy right now. Could you come back another time?
Helen resigned from her last job and has yet to find another.
another of
The gold watch was a present from another of his girlfriends.
from one ... to another
She spends the day rushing from one meeting to another.

one another

used to say that two or more people or things do the same thing to each other or share a relationship:
They seem to love one another very much.
The streets are all at right angles to one another.

one ... or another

used to say that there are many different types of something, or many possibilities, rather than being specific:
All the kids in this class have learning difficulties of one sort or another.
people who, for one reason or another, can't have children

one after another

used to talk about a series of similar things or events:
Small businesses have been collapsing one after another.

not another ... !

spoken used when a series of bad or annoying things have happened and something of the same type seems to have just happened again:
Oh no! Not another accident!

be another thing/matter

used to suggest that something may not be true, possible, easy etc, after mentioning something that is:
It is true that his programme is original, though whether it is funny is quite another matter.
It is one thing to talk about 'involving the students'; it is quite another thing to actually do this.

and another thing

spoken used to introduce something additional that you want to say to someone about a different subject:
And another thing. You were late for work again this morning.

similar person/thing

used with the name of a well-known person, thing, event etc to mean someone or something else that is similar because they have the same good or bad qualities:
warnings that not enough has been done to prevent another Chernobyl
There'll never be another Elvis Presley.

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