Pronunciation Determiner
  1. Each of the two; one and the other; referring to two individuals or items.
    Both children are such dolls.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 21:27 ↗:
      Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
    • He will not bear the loss of his rank, because he can bear the loss of his estate; but he will bear both, because he is prepared for both.
Translations Pronoun
  1. Each of the two, or of the two kinds.
    "Did you want this one or that one?" — "Give me both."
  1. Including both of (used with and).
    Both you and I are students.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
  2. (obsolete) Including all of (used with and).
    • Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound.
    • He prayeth well who loveth well both man and bird and beast.
    • 1892, Richard Congreve, Essays Political, Social, and Religious (volume 2, page 615)
      […] as he appreciates its beauty and its rich gifts, as he regards it with venerant love, fed by both his intellectual powers, his contemplation, and his meditation.
  • German: sowohl ... als auch
  • Italian: sia... che...
  • Portuguese: ambos ... e ..., tanto ... quanto ...
  • Russian: и... и...
  • Spanish: tanto... como...

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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