• (conjunctive, after a negative) As well.

    "I don't like him and I don't like her either."


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

    "Either you eat your dinner or you go to your room."


  • Each of two. [from 9th c.]
  • (coordinating) Used before two or more not necessarily exclusive possibilities separated by "or" or sometimes by a comma.

    "You'll either be early, late, or on time."

  • One or the other of two. [from 14th c.]


  • One or other of two people or things.
  • (obsolete) Both, each of two or more.

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