Hypertext Webster Gateway: "each"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Each \Each\ ([=e]ch), a. or a. pron. [OE. eche, [ae]lc, elk,
ilk, AS. [ae]lc; [=a] always + gel[=i]c like; akin to OD.
iegelik, OHG. [=e]ogil[=i]h, MHG. iegel[=i]ch, G. jeglich.
[root]209. See 3d {Aye}, {Like}, and cf. {Either}, {Every},
1. Every one of the two or more individuals composing a
number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It
is used either with or without a following noun; as, each
of you or each one of you. ``Each of the combatants.''

Note: To each corresponds other. ``Let each esteem other
better than himself.'' Each other, used elliptically
for each the other. It is our duty to assist each
other; that is, it is our duty, each to assist the
other, each being in the nominative and other in the
objective case.

It is a bad thing that men should hate each
other; but it is far worse that they should
contract the habit of cutting one another's
throats without hatred. --Macaulay.

Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton.

In each cheek appears a pretty dimple. --Shak.

Then draw we nearer day by day, Each to his
brethren, all to God. --Keble.

The oak and the elm have each a distinct
character. --Gilpin.

2. Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.

I know each lane and every alley green. --Milton.

In short each man's happiness depends upon himself.

Note: This use of each for every, though common in Scotland
and in America, is now un-English. --Fitzed. Hall.

Syn: See {Every}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : (used of count nouns) every one considered individually;
"each person is mortal"; "each party is welcome" [syn:
adv : to or from every one of two or more (considered
individually); "they received $10 each" [syn: {to each
one}, {for each one}, {from each one}, {apiece}]

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