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a second chance/another chance
▪ The interview went badly, so I didn’t think they would give me a second chance.
divide one number by another
▪ You can’t divide a prime number by any other number, except 1.
fire/bounce ideas off one another (=discuss each other’s ideas and think of good new ones)
▪ Our regular meetings are opportunities to fire ideas off each other.
For one thing...For another
▪ He couldn’t bring himself to say what he thought. For one thing, she seldom stopped to listen. For another, he doubted that he could make himself clear.
I couldn’t eat another thingspoken (= used to say that you are completely full)
▪ Thanks, that was lovely, but I couldn’t eat another thing.
multiply one number by another
▪ What happens if you multiply a postive number by a negative number?
of one sort or another (=of various different sorts)
▪ Quite a large number of them suffered injuries of one sort or another.
one another
▪ Liz and I have known one another for years.
▪ Why does my card work in one cash machine and not in another?
put sth another way
▪ The dress was too small for me, or, to put it another way, I was too big for it.
some sth or other/another
▪ Just give him some excuse or other.
subtract one number from another
▪ Subtract this number from the total.
yet another
yet another reason to be cautious
(in) one way or another/one way or the other
▪ One way or another, Roberts will pay for what he's done.
▪ As you grow older, some of those uncertainties - such as whether or not you are lovable - are settled one way or another.
▪ But the fact is that the way we live our lives often assumes a belief about them, one way or another.
▪ In one way or another, all these therapies seem to have an effect on the electrical balances of the body.
▪ In one way or another, the representatives will be compared with the total client system.
▪ In one way or another, whatever happened, instinct told him that they would both survive.
▪ Many others were involved in small business issues one way or another.
▪ My gut feeling is that one way or another Congress will pull through.
▪ Then one way or another he would have to deal with Capshaw.
I'll tell you something/one thing/another thing
▪ Let me tell you something - if I catch you kids smoking, you'll be grounded for a whole year at least.
It's one thing to ... it's (quite) another to
another woman/the other woman
another/a different kettle of fish
▪ But the wilful destruction of young lives was a different kettle of fish altogether.
▪ For machines with pots of memory and using Windows, though, RAMdrive is a different kettle of fish.
▪ Harvey, with his public school accent and laid-back manner, was a different kettle of fish.
▪ Miss Braithwaite was clearly a different kettle of fish from the other Deaconess he'd met, Miss Tilley.
▪ The other envelope, however, was a different kettle of fish.
▪ The Schaubu hne is a different kettle of fish.
▪ Tonally the Atlantis is a different kettle of fish from any Rick I've ever played before.
▪ Whether or not he would ever admit it was a different kettle of fish entirely.
another/a second bite at the cherry
but that's another story
▪ I did not get home till 6:00 am on sunday after the spurs game!!! but that's another story.
▪ It also causes lucrative publicity and a scapegoat, but that's another story.
▪ Like Birdie Walker, I survived, but that's another story.
▪ There's room for even more, but that's another story.
▪ You could, of course, buy one of the super Chunky machines - but that's another story!
don't give it another thought
▪ "I'm really sorry about that." "Don't give another thought."
▪ "I'm sorry we had to cancel the party.'' "Oh, please don't give it another thought. It wasn't your fault that you were ill!''
have another card up your sleeve
if you think ..., you've got another think coming!
▪ If they think it's going to be an easy game, they've got another think coming!
it's one thing to ..., (it's) another thing to ...,
live to see/fight another day
▪ A conciliatory gesture, some argued, would appease the cardinal and Holy Trinity would live to fight another day.
▪ By his diplomacy, it was true, Gordon had lived to fight another day.
▪ Having lived to fight another day, Mayer did - with Sam Goldwyn.
▪ Or will they live to fight another day?
▪ Pol pot lives to fight another day despite butchering millions of his people.
▪ The choice for us was whether to take a strike unprepared or to live to fight another day.
lurch from one crisis/extreme etc to another
not give sth a second thought/another thought
one (damn/damned) thing after another
▪ Just one damn thing after another.
▪ She was merely coping with one thing after another, not achieving.
▪ Then it was one thing after another, his obese stage, his alcoholic stage.
one after another/one after the other
one after another/one after the other
one good turn deserves another
one man's meat is another man's poison
one thing leads to another
▪ But one thing leads to another, and Sister Helen finds herself challenged to put her beliefs on the line.
▪ I know that and I do understand why, but one thing leads to another, you know how it is.
▪ You can be sure one thing leads to another.
sb is (living) on another planet/what planet is sb on?
▪ As a replacement for the Bluebird, the Primera is on another planet.
▪ People in the Antelope Valley worry that most people south of the mountains think that their valley is on another planet.
still more/further/another/other
▪ And I sowed seeds and grew plants and trees so that that place would be still more beautiful.
▪ But the consumer could benefit still further.
▪ Clio engineers sought to improve still further on these virtues.
▪ His adversaries include still more cossacks, a border guard or two, a rabbi, and a pugilist.
▪ I had eaten four or five slices of bread without satisfying my hunger, so I reached for still another slice.
▪ Rape is a staple in pagan myth, and killing still more commonplace.
▪ The incentive to borrow was raised still further by a reduction in the costs of bankruptcy and an increase in market liquidity.
▪ With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834 the condition of labourers deteriorated still further.
taking one thing with another
tell me another (one)
what with one thing and another
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Another \An*oth"er\, pron. & a. [An a, one + other.]

  1. 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.

    Would serve to scale another Hero's tower.

  2. Not the same; different.

    He winks, and turns his lips another way.

  3. 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.

    Note: 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.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


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

  1. adj. distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or different) issue altogether" [syn: another(a), different]

  2. one more or an added; "another chance"; "another cup of coffee"; "an additional piece of pie" [syn: another(a), additional]

  3. any of various alternatives; some other; "put it off to another (or some other) day" [syn: another(a), some other]


Another or variant may refer to:

  • anOther or Another Magazine, culture and fashion magazine
  • Another (novel), a Japanese horror novel and anime series
  • Another River, a river in Alaska, United States
  • A. N. Other, a pseudonym
Another (novel)

is a Japanese mystery horror novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, published on October 29, 2009 by Kadokawa Shoten. The story focuses on a boy named Kōichi Sakakibara who, upon transferring into Yomiyama Middle School and meeting the curious Mei Misaki, finds himself in a mystery revolving around students and people related to his class falling victim to gruesome, senseless deaths.

A manga adaptation by Hiro Kiyohara was serialized between May 2010 and January 2012 in the issues of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace. Both the novel and the manga have been licensed in North America by Yen Press. A 12-episode anime TV series produced by P.A.Works aired in Japan between January 10 and March 27, 2012, with an original video animation episode released on May 26, 2012, and a live-action film was released in Japanese theatres on August 4, 2012.

Usage examples of "another".

He was therefore accommodated with a second-hand suit and another shirt, and at once listed under the banners of Count Fathom, who spent the whole afternoon in giving him proper instructions for the regulation of his conduct.

I hung up, got through to the duty engineer officer, asked him to detain some men to come to the passenger accommodation, made another call to tommy wilson, the second officer, then asked to be put through to the captain.

As there is a kind of commutation in favors, when, to wit, a man gives thanks for a favor received, so also is there commutation in the matter of offenses, when, on account of an offense committed against another, a man is either punished against his will, which pertains to vindictive justice, or makes amends of his own accord, which belongs to penance, which regards the person of the sinner, just as vindictive justice regards the person of the judge.

But as was just said, it is one thing to act from freedom in accord with reason, and another thing to act from freedom itself and according to reason itself.

There are countless things in the mind, and its least parts are associated and conjoined in accord with affections or as one thing attracts another.

In his early days at Andersen, Duncan struck up a friendship with Causey, then just another accountant in the Houston office.

Some being from within the vault was meeting the rays of the acetylene lantern with another illuminating device of the same type!

Another reason was, the French inhabitants being very loyal to the crown, of very simple habits, and possessing institutions to which they were attached, it was advisable that means for maintaining those institutions should be reserved to them.

The First Adviser selected another paper from his pouch as he finished his rumination.

Another bit of luck was that Gretchen Scheffler -- possibly I had asked her to do so -- tailored me a suit which, cut in the unassuming, electively affinitive style of the early nineteenth century, still conjures up the spirit of Goethe in my album, bearing witness to the two souls in my breast, and enables me, with but a single drum, to be in St.

Yet another of the afflicted, Abigail Williams, cried out against her on March 14.

And this imprisonment continued six years, and when this was over, another short affliction, which was an imprisonment of half a year, fell to his share.

I sometimes stole a corner glance at him, and encountering his fiery, eager stare, looked another way from pure horror and affright, which he, doubtless in character, attributed to nothing more than maiden modesty, or at least the affectation of it.

By the time the Culture came to know the Affront better - shortly after the long distraction of the Idiran war - the Affront were a rapidly developing and swiftly maturing species, and short of another war there was no practical way of quickly changing either their nature or behaviour.

If the best he that wears a head was for to go for to offer to say such an affronting word to me, I would never give him my company afterwards, if there was another young man in the kingdom.