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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 both /ˈboθ/
 (a.)(ad.) 兩者,兩者的,兩者都,雙方,雙方的,雙方都

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Both a. or pron.  The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.
 Note:It is generally used adjectively with nouns; as, both horses ran away; but with pronouns, and often with nous, it is used substantively, and followed by of.
 Note: It frequently stands as a pronoun.
    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.
 Note: It is often used in apposition with nouns or pronouns.
    Thy weal and woe are both of them extremes.   --Shak.
    This said, they both betook them several ways.   --Milton.
 Note: Both now always precedes any other attributive words; as, both their armies; both our eyes.
 Note: Both of is used before pronouns in the objective case; as, both of us, them, whom, etc.; but before substantives its used is colloquial, both (without of) being the preferred form; as, both the brothers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Both, conj. As well; not only; equally.
 Note: Both precedes the first of two coördinate words or phrases, and is followed by and before the other, both . . . and . . . ; as well the one as the other; not only this, but also that; equally the former and the latter. It is also sometimes followed by more than two coördinate words, connected by and expressed or understood.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two;
            "both girls are pretty" [syn: both(a)]