AskDefine | Define mutual

Dictionary Definition

mutual adj
1 common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor" [syn: common]
2 concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs" [syn: reciprocal] [ant: nonreciprocal]

User Contributed Dictionary




From mutuel, from mutuus.


  1. Having the same relationship, each to each other
    • They were mutual enemies
  2. reciprocal
    • They had mutual fear of each other
  3. Possessed in common
    • They had a mutual love of the same woman
  4. Relating to a form of mutual insurance or financial institution


Having the same relationship, each to each other
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 相互 (xiānghù)
  • Czech: vzájemný
  • Dutch: wederzijds
  • Finnish: keskinäinen, molemminpuolinen
  • French: mutuel
  • German: wechselseitig, gegenseitig
  • Hungarian: kölcsönös
  • Italian: mutuo
  • Japanese: 互いの (たがいの, tagai no)
  • Korean: 서로의 (seoroui)
  • Portuguese: mútuo
  • Russian: взаимный
  • Spanish: mutuo
  • Swedish: ömsesidig
  • Finnish: keskinäinen, molemminpuolinen, vastavuoroinen
  • German: wechselseitig, gegenseitig
  • Greek: αμοιβαίος
  • Hungarian: ellenoldali
  • Icelandic: gagnkvæmur
Possessed in common
  • Finnish: yhteinen
  • German: gemeinsam, beidseitig
  • Icelandic: sameiginlegur
Relating to a form of mutual insurance or financial institution
  • Finnish: keskinäinen
  • Hungarian: közös


  1. A mutual fund etc

Extensive Definition

Mutual may refer to:

See also

mutual in French: Mutualisme
mutual in Dutch: Mutual
mutual in Polish: Mutual
mutual in Volapük: Mutual

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