Another vs Remaining - What's the difference?

another | remaining |

As a determiner another

is one more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.

As a verb remaining is


As a noun remaining is

an act or occurrence by which someone or something remains.

As an adjective remaining is

which remains, especially after something else has been removed.



Alternative forms

* anoda (Jamaican English) * anotha, anotha' (AAVE- eye dialect)


  • One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
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  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • Not the same; different.
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  • *, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.}}
  • *1979 , Micheal Ende, The Neverending Story , p.53 , ISBN 0140386335
  • *:But that is another''''' story and will be told '''''another time.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.
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  • Usage notes

    * As a fused head construction another'' may have a possessive ''another's'' (''plural:'' ''others'', or possessive plural ''other ). It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another," that is, let each love the other or others. ** **: These two imparadised in one another's arms. * Sometimes, the word "whole" is inserted into another by the common process of tmesis, giving: "a whole nother." This is a colloquialism that some recommend avoiding in formal writing. The prescribed alternatives are "a whole other" or "another whole." * There may be ambiguity: "I need another chair." may mean "My chair needs to be replaced." or "I need an additional chair [and I need to keep my existing chair]."

    Derived terms

    * another county heard from * one another * tomorrow is another day *








  • They will be remaining behind. (progressive)
    My remaining at the beach house kept it from being vandalized. (gerund)
    The remaining paint shall be properly disposed of. (participle used as adjective)


    (en noun)
  • An act or occurrence by which someone or something remains
  • * {{quote-book, 1580, , An Answer Unto A Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation Devised by Stephen Gardiner, pageurl=, page=298, edition=1844 Parker Society ed.
  • , passage=For where Gelasius saith, that "there remaineth the substance or nature of bread and wine," to declare thereby the remaining of two natures in Christ, you say, that "Gelasius' saying may be verified in the last, and not in the first," that is to say, that the nature of bread and wine remaineth.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1864, date=August 8, chapter=Mr Seward to Mr Pike, No. 171, author=, title=Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 3, year_published=1865, pageurl=, page=322
  • , passage= It is important for us to know to what extent the remaining of that naval force is advantageous, and I hope therefore, that you will seek an opportunity informally to confer upon this question,
  • * {{quote-book, 1975, , The Contemporary Explosion of Theology, page=39 citation
  • , passage=In this steadfast remaining with the Church that he so often criticizes, K√ľng shows himself to be a true son of Roman Catholicism. }}
  • (countable, rare) Remnant.
  • Usage notes

    * Also used as gerund.


    * rest * balance


  • which remains, especially after something else has been removed
  • May I have the only remaining cake?


    * left * surviving