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(Old English) eche, aelc, elk, ilk, (Anglo-Saxon) aelc; a always + gelic like; akin to (Old Dutch) ieg, (Old High German) , (Middle High German) iegelich. Aye, Like, and confer Either, Every, Ilk.


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." Fielding.

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. (Shakespeare) 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. (Shakespeare) I know each lane and every alley green. Milton. In short each man's happiness depends upon himself. Sterne.

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

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From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwylċ (“each, every, any, all”), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (“ever, always”) + *galīkaz (“alike”), equivalent to ay + like. Compare Scots ilk, elk (“each, every”), West Frisian elk (“each”), Low German elk, ellik (“each”), Dutch elk (“each”), German jeglich (“any”).




each (plural eaches) (operations, philosophy) An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping. 2007, David E. Mulcahy, Eaches or Pieces Order Fulfillment, Design, and Operations Handbook, CRC Press, ISBN 978-0-8493-3522-8, page 385: An each, piece, single item, or individual item package. 2008, Frederick Neuhouser, Rousseau's theodicy of self-love, page 238: Amour-propre would be able to take an interest in assuming the standpoint of reason, then, if applying 'each' to oneself in rational deliberation were simultaneously bound up with publicly establishing oneself as an 'each'


each All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every). 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:  Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found. make sure you wash each bowl well;  the sun comes up each morning and sets each night Every one; every thing. I'm going to give each of you a chance to win. For one; per. The apples cost 50 cents each.


Aceh, ache, Ache, HACE



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2.each and every
3.each other
4.each to his own
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