(noun, adjective)


1. being or characteristic of a single thing or person

- individual drops of rain

- please mark the individual pages

- they went their individual ways

Similar word(s): idiosyncratic, individualist, individualistic, respective, several, various, singular, separate, single

2. separate and distinct from others of the same kind

- mark the individual pages

Similar word(s): independent

3. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

- an individual serving

Similar word(s): unshared, single

4. concerning one person exclusively

- we all have individual cars

Similar word(s): personal, private

Sentences with individual as an adjective:

- As we can't print them all together, the individual pages will have to be printed one by one.

- individual personal pension; individual cream cakes


1. a human being

Similar word(s): mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Definition categories: general, being, organism, cause

2. a single organism

Definition categories: person, being, organism

Sentences with individual as a noun:

- He is an unusual individual.