1125-75;Middle Englishbothe, bathe, influenced by Scandinavian (compare Old Norsebāthir both; cognate with German,Dutchbeide,Gothicba tho skipa both (the) ships, Old High Germanbêde < *bai thai); replacing Middle Englishbo, ba,Old Englishbā; cognate with Gothicbai; akin to Latinambō,Greekámphō,Lithuanianabù,Sanskritubháu
Sometimes voters even reject both parties on the same day.
We live at a time when friendship has become both all and nothing at all.
The saving grace is that they both want integration as all these actions have shown so, sooner or later and the sooner the better.
both resources are limiting the other-and both may be running short.
Among the more perplexing bits of climate change research are the predictions for both more droughts and more floods.
Designers optimize today's jet engines for either fuel efficiency or speed, but not for both.
But lawmakers in both parties voiced anger over the steep cost and even skepticism about the plan's chances of success.
The old approach now seems more popular with both the prime minister and his deputy.
Encourage students to consider both short-term and long-term consequences.
both the males and females have the horn or antler because they both use them, and for similar purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for both
the two; two considered together both dogs were dirty
(as pronoun) both are to blame
(coordinating) used preceding words, phrases, or clauses joined by and, used to emphasize that not just one, but also the other of the joined elements is included both Ellen and Keith enjoyed the play, both new and exciting
C12: from Old Norse bāthir; related to Old High German bēde, Latin ambō, Greek amphō
there are several theories, all similar, and deriving the word from the tendency to say "both the." One is that it is O.E. begen (masc.) "both" (from P.Gmc. *ba, from PIE *bho "both") + -þ extended base. Another traces it to the P.Gmc. formula represented in O.E. by ba þa "both these," from ba (feminine nominative and accusative of begen) + þa, nominative and accusative plural of se "that." A third traces it to O.N. baðir "both," from *bai thaiz "both the," from P.Gmc. *thaiz, third person plural pronoun. Cf. O.Fris. bethe, Du. beide, O.H.G. beide, Ger. beide, Goth. bajoþs.