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Definition of both:

  1. The one and the other.
  2. As well.

Both \b(o)-th\

Meaning:
dwelling place
Origin:
Scandinavian
Details:
Both as a boy's name is a variant of Booth (Middle English, Scandinavian), and the meaning of Both is "dwelling place".
Meaning:
Boid, Bat, Boote, Boot, Boyd, Boothe.

Google Ngram Viewer results for both:

This graph shows how "both" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for both:

  1. Both refers to two objects previously mentioned, or had in mind, viewed or acting in connection; as, both men fired at once; " two men fired" might mean any two, out of any number, and without reference to any previous thought or mention. Twain is a nearly obsolete form of two. The two, or the twain, is practically equivalent to both; both, however, expresses a closer unity. We would say both men rushed against the enemy; the two men flew at each other. Compare EVERY.
  2. You'll both help me. "Night and Day" , Virginia Woolf.
  3. It was Mary who spoke for both of them. "Night and Day" , Virginia Woolf.

Quotes for both:

  1. You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire- they're exactly alike. - Dave Attell
  2. The implementation measures of both Covenants, but especially those of the Covenant concerning civil and political rights, were considerably weakened to the point where they assumed an optional character. - Rene Cassin
  3. The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can't have both. - Ben Hecht
  4. Both my husband and I give a lot of ourselves in what we do because that is our public lives; but in my private life, I have an intrinsic right to be left alone. - Ashley Judd
  5. The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I. - Karl Liebknecht

Rhymes for both:

  1. goethe, growth, loath, oath, sloth, troth.

Idioms for both:

  1. swing both ways
  2. burn the candle at both ends
  3. both sheets in the wind
  4. the worst of both worlds
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