each

each [ itʃ ] function word, quantifier ***
Each can be used in the following ways:
as a determiner (followed by a singular countable noun):
in each corner of the room
as a pronoun:
three windows, with a different view from each (followed by of ):
I want each of you to fill out an application. (after a plural subject):
They each did their part. (after a plural object or a number):
I gave them each a copy of the script.
The cassettes are on sale for $6.00 each. (after a modal or auxiliary verb, or after the verb to be ):
We can each choose our own subject for research.
Sampras and Agassi had each won two games.
in the phrase each other:
We always try to help each other.When each is part of the subject of a sentence, it is used with a singular verb, except when it follows a plural subject:
Each man hunts alone.
They each do their share of the work.
In formal writing, a pronoun or possessive adjective that refers back to a noun subject with each is usually singular:
Each student has his or her own place in the library. However, in conversation and informal writing these pronouns and possessives are often plural, although some people consider this incorrect:
Each student has their own place in the library.
used for referring to all the people or things in a group, especially when considering every one separately:
Each request will be given careful consideration.
The gallery contains work by 5 artists, each with his or her own individual style.
As each day dawned, his smile greeted her.
Each program in the series will be introduced by a well-known musician.
Marble columns stand on each side of the entrance.
The United States, Russia, and Germany each won 2 gold medals.
each of: Each of us has a job to do.
She kissed each of her children.
one/two/half etc. each: Water was scarce we were only allowed 1 quart each per day.
$1/£2 etc. each: New batteries cost $1.99 each.
each one: When it was time to bring the cows in, he would call each one by name.
each and every one (=used for emphasizing that you mean every person in a group): It is the duty of each and every one of us to protect the environment.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of two), , (archaic and poetical), , , / (of several),


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  • each — W1S1 [i:tʃ] determiner, pron, adv [: Old English; Origin: Alc] 1.) every one of two or more things or people, considered separately →↑every ▪ She had a bottle in each hand. ▪ Grill the fish for five minutes on each side. ▪ Each member of the team …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • each — 1. singular or plural. Each is treated as singular when it stands by itself as a pronoun, when it comes before a singular noun (each house), and when it is followed by of and a plural noun (each of the houses): • Each group is responsible for its …   Modern English usage

  • 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}, {Ilk}.] 1. Every one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • each — adj every, *all each adv Each, apiece, severally, individually, respectivelyare comparable when they refer to every one of the many or several persons or things comprising a group. All imply distribution. Each and apiece usually connote equality… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • each — [ēch] adj., pron. [ME ech, elc, each, every < OE ælc < * agilic, akin to OHG iogilith (Ger jeglich) < PGmc * aiw galic: see AYE1 & ALIKE] every one of two or more considered separately [each (one) of you will be notified] adv. apiece… …   English World dictionary

  • each — [adj] every all, any, exclusive, individual, one by one*, particular, personal, piece by piece*, respective, separate, several, single, specific, various, without exception; concept 577 Ant. none each [adv] apiece; for one all, a pop*, a shot*,… …   New thesaurus

  • each — O.E. ælc any, all, every, each (one), short for a gelic ever alike, from a ever (see AYE (Cf. aye) (2)) + gelic alike (see LIKE (Cf. like) (adj.)). From a common West Germanic expression *aiwo galika (Cf. Du. elk, O.Fris …   Etymology dictionary

  • each — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ every one of two or more people or things, regarded and identified separately. ► ADVERB ▪ to, for, or by every one of a group. ● each and every Cf. ↑each and every ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • EACH — is an acronym that may refer to: *European Association for Communication in Healthcare *Educational Action Challenging Homophobia *European Association for sick Children in Hospitals …   Wikipedia

  • each — index respectively Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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