another - definition and synonyms

determiner, pronoun 

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Another can be used in the following ways:
as a determiner (followed by a singular countable noun): Can I have another cup of tea, please?
as a pronoun (without a following noun): We’re changing from one system to another. (followed by ‘of’): I have another of his books somewhere.
  1. 1
    one more person or thing of the same type as before

    There’s another news programme at ten o’clock.

    Peter’s mum is expecting another baby in June.

    ‘These sandwiches are delicious.’ ‘Would you like another?’

    another of:

    They are having another of their parties.

    another one:

    We’re doing a big concert tomorrow night and another one on Saturday.

    yet another (=used when there are already a lot):

    The government is involved in yet another corruption scandal.

  2. 2
    a different person or thing of the same type

    Isn’t there another word that has the same meaning?

    Fatima’s husband was working in another part of the country.

    another of:

    I lent the book to my teacher, and he lent it to another of his students.

  3. 3
    used with the name of a person, place, or event to mean someone or something else that has similar qualities

    Music fans are already calling him another Frank Sinatra.

    There were fears that the war in Bosnia might become another Vietnam.

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