Definition of "mutual" []

  • Having the same relationship each to the other: mutual predators. (adjective)
  • Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect. (adjective)
  • Possessed in common: mutual interests. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance. (adjective)
  • A mutual fund. (noun)
  • Experienced or expressed by each of two or more people or groups about the other; reciprocal (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Common to or shared by both or all of two or more parties (adjective)
  • Denoting an insurance company, etc, in which the policyholders share the profits and expenses and there are no shareholders (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mutual" in a sentence
  • "Ms. IRMA THOMAS (Singer): We've been what you call mutual admirers of each other's talent for a long time."
  • "And one of the things we've got to do is to understand that we've got to strengthen security in small-town America, as well, by helping smaller communities and smaller counties develop what we call mutual aid agreements."
  • "In this sense, this is what I call mutual concessions, if we could change the terms, that is, and make an honorable agreement in which both parties assume similar commitments."