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Synonyms for eitherˈi ðər, ˈaɪ ðər; ˈi ðər; ˈni ðər; ˈaɪ ðər; ˈnaɪ ðər; aɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. either(adverb)

    after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'

    "he isn't stupid, but he isn't exactly a genius either"; "I don't know either"; "if you don't order dessert I won't either"


  1. either(adverb)

    too, neither

  2. either(conjunction)

    Introduces the first of two options, the second of which is introduced by or.

    neither, too

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. either

    All and both are collective; any, each, and every are distributive. Any makes no selection and may not reach to the full limits of all; each and every make no exception or omission, and must extend to all; all sweeps in the units as part of a total, each and every proceed through the units to the total. A promise made to all omits none; a promise made to any may not reach all; a promise made to every one is so made that no individual shall fail to be aware of it; a promise made to each is made to the individuals personally, one by one. Each is thus more individual and specific than every; every classifies, each individualizes. Each divides, both unites; if a certain sum is given to each of two persons, both (together) must receive twice the amount; both must be aware of what has been separately communicated to each; a man may fire both barrels of a gun by a single movement; if he fires each barrel, he discharges them separately. Either properly denotes one of two, indefinitely, to the exclusion of the other. The use of either in the sense of each or both, tho sustained by good authority, is objectionable because ambiguous. His friends sat on either side of the room would naturally mean on one side or the other; if the meaning is on both sides, it would be better to say so.

    all, any, both, each, every

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. either(a. pron.)

    (Appropriately) one or the other (of two)

  2. either(a. pron.)

    (Less authorized) any one (of several)

  3. either(a. pron.)

    (Of doubtful propriety) each (of two), both, one and the other

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

neither, whether, or, both, nor, any, be, also, is

Translations for either

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • واحد من إثنين, أي, كذلك, أيضًا, إما...أو..., إماArabic
  • един или друг, или, всеки, същоBulgarian
  • tampocCatalan, Valencian
  • buďCzech
  • entweder, beide, auchGerman
  • cada, cualquiera de los dos, tampoco, uno u otro, o, ya seaSpanish
  • mõlemad, samuti, kas, kumbEstonian
  • -kään, joko, jompikumpi, molemmat, kumpikin, myöskäänFinnish
  • antin ... ellaFaroese
  • non plus, ou, l'un ou l'autre, chaque, soitFrench
  • ach oireadIrish
  • aon chuid, an dara cuidScottish Gaelic
  • vagyHungarian
  • nemmeno, oppure, o, neanche, l'uno o l'altro, ciascuno, neppureItalian
  • どちらかJapanese
  • enten, beggeNorwegian
  • of, hetzij, ofwel, ook, beideDutch
  • albo, też nie, którykolwiek, ani, obojętnie który, obaPolish
  • يا, لا, دواړهPashto, Pushto
  • ou, ambos, tampouco, [[também]] [[não]]Portuguese
  • oricare, amândoi, fiecare, niciRomanian
  • любой, каждый, один из двух, также не, либо, илиRussian
  • buď, aleboSlovak
  • endera, antingen, båda, heller, vilken som, eller, varderaSwedish

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