Definition for EACH

EACH, a. [Scot. eik. This word is either a contraction of the Sax. ├Žlc, elc, D. elk, or the Ir. ceach, or gach, Basque gucia, Fr. chaque, with the loss of the first articulation. With the Celtic corresponds the Russ. kajdei, each. I am inclined to believe both the English and Scottish words to be contractions of the Celtic ceach.]

Every one of any number separately considered or treated. The emperor distributed to each soldier in his army a liberal donative. To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment. Gen. xlv. And the princes of Israel, being twelve men, each one was for the house of his fathers. Numb. i. Simeon and Levi took each man his sword. Gen. xxxiv. To each corresponds other. Let each esteem other better than himself. It is our duty to assist each other; that is, it is our duty to assist, each to assist the other.

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