Meaning of “each” in the English Dictionary


"each" in English

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eachpronoun, determiner

uk /iːtʃ/ us /iːtʃ/

A1 every thing, person, etc. in a group of two or more, considered separately:

When you run, each foot leaves the ground before the other comes down.
There are five leaflets - please take one of each.
Each and every one of the flowers has its own colour and smell.
We each (= every one of us) wanted the bedroom with the balcony, so we tossed a coin to decide.
The bill comes to £79, so that's about £10 each.
each to his/their own also to each their own

used to say that everyone likes different things:

You actually like modern jazz, do you? Each to their own.
each way

If you put an amount of money each way on a horse race, you will win money if the horse you have chosen comes first, second, or third.

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(Definition of “each” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"each" in American English

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eachadverb [ not gradable ]

us /itʃ/

every thing, person, etc., in a group of two or more, considered separately:

There are five leafletsplease take one of each.
Each of the brothers has a different personality.
It’s 500 miles each way.
The bill comes to $80, so that’s $20 each.

(Definition of “each” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)