determiner, pronoun
1 used to refer to one more person or thing of the same kind: Can you pass me another mug? | I'm going to have another beer. | When you've eaten that, you can have another one. | "I can't find that pencil you've just given me." "Don't worry, here's another."
(+ of): Is this another of your schemes to make money? | yet another: He has to go to yet another meeting. (=he has already been to several) | from another: We seem to struggle from one crisis to another. | one after another (=used to talk about a series of similar things of events): Small businesses have been collapsing one after another.
2 a different person or thing or some other kind of person or thing: If that doesn't work, you'll have to find another way of solving the problem. | You can press enter to select this value or type another choice (such as N). | We'll talk about that another time. | another of: Another of the speakers suggested abandoning the project altogether. | ... or another (=used when you cannot be specific about what kind of things or people you mean): All the kids in this class have learning difficulties of one sort or another. | that is another matter/ thing altogether: You can try it, but whether it will work is another thing altogether. (=it is likely that it will not work)
3 in addition to a particular amount, distance, period of time etc; further: Let the soup simmer for another 10 minutes. | I let out another 50 feet of rope. | A room with a sea view will cost another $7.
4 one another used after a verb to show that two or more people or things do the same thing to each other: They seem to love one another very much.
5 another Chernobyl/another Pele etc used when talking about a situation or person that reminds you of another famous situation or person, especially because they have extremely good or extremely bad qualities

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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