both definition

  • adjective:
    • One in addition to various other; associated with or becoming two in tandem: Both friends have arrived. Both books tend to be torn. Both her fingers are broken.
    • usually the one while the various other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.
    • (used with matter nouns) two considered together; both
  • pronoun:
    • the main one and other: Both had been applicants. Our company is both candidates. Each of us tend to be applicants.
  • conjunction:
    • used in combination with and indicate that all of a few things in a coordinated term or term is included: men and women; legal counsel reputable both for intelligence and honesty.
    • including both (used with and)
    • besides; not merely; similarly.
  • determiner:
    • all the two; one and also the various other.
    • all of significantly more than two.
  • others:
    • The one and also the other; the two; the set and/or few, in mention of the two individuals or things especially pointed out, and denoting that neither of them is to be omitted, either absolutely or (much like either) as an alternative, through the declaration.
    • [The genitive both's (ME. bothes, bothers, early in the day bother, bathre) is currently disused; in the earlier duration it absolutely was accompanied usually using genitive plural of individual pronoun. Subsequently the easy both, equivalent to of both, was made use of.
    • like the two (terms or notions talked about): an adverb preceding two coördinate terms (terms or expressions) joined by and, and standing hence in an apparent conjunctional correlation, both … and, equal to not merely … but also. Both is hence used often before three or higher coördinate terms.

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