(noun, adjective, adverb, determiner)


1. (used of count nouns) every one considered individually

- each person is mortal

- each party is welcome

Similar word(s): all


1. to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)

- they received $10 each

Similar word(s): apiece


1. All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).

- make sure you wash each bowl well;

2. Every one; every thing.

- I'm going to give each of you a chance to win.

3. For one; per.

- The apples cost 50 cents each.


1. (operations, philosophy) An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.