from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being one of two or more considered individually; every: Each person cast a vote. My technique improved with each lesson.
- pro. Every one of a group considered individually; each one.
- adv. For or to each one; apiece: ten cents each.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- all; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every)
- every one; every thing
- For one; per
- n. An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun.
- adj. Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being either or any unit of a numerical aggregate consisting of two or more, indefinitely: used in predicating the same thing of both or all the members of the pair, aggregate, or series mentioned or taken into account, considered individually or one by one: often followed by one, with of before a noun (partitive genitive): as, each sex; each side of the river; each stone in a building; each one of them has taken a different course from every other.
- Every one of any number or numerical aggregate, considered individually: equivalent to the adjectival phrase each one: as, each went his way; each had two; each of them was of a different size (that is, from all the others, or from every one else in the number).
- Each the other; one another: now generally used when two persons or things are concerned, but also used more loosely like one another (which see, under another): as, they love each other (that is, each loves the other).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
- adj. (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
Middle English ech, from Old English ǣlc; see līk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwilċ ("each, every, any, all"), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (“ever, always”) + *galīkaz (“alike”), equivalent to ay + like. Compare Scots ilk, elk ("each, every"), West Frisian elk ("each"), Low German elk, ellik ("each"), Dutch elk ("each"), German jeglich ("any"). (Wiktionary)