Both

Definition of Both

a. or pron1.The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.
She alone is heir to both of us.
- Shak.
Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
- Gen. xxi. 27.
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.
- Bolingbroke.
Thy weal and woe are both of them extremes.
- Shak.
This said, they both betook them several ways.
- Milton.
conj.1.As well; not only; equally.
To judge both quick and dead.
- Milton.
A masterpiece both for argument and style.
- Goldsmith.
To whom bothe heven and erthe and see is sene.
- Chaucer.
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound.
- Goldsmith.
He prayeth well who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
- Coleridge.

Related Words

a deux, brace, couple, couplet, distich, double harness, doublet, duad, duet, duo, dyad, either, for two, match, mates, pair, set of two, span, team, tete-a-tete, the two, twain, two, twosome, yoke
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