Definitions for otherˈʌð ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oth•erˈʌð ər(adj.)

  1. additional or further:

    she and one other person.

  2. different from the one mentioned:

    in some other city.

  3. different in nature or kind:

    I would not have him other than he is.

  4. being the remaining one of two or more:

    the other hand.

  5. being the remaining ones of a number (usu. fol. by a pl. n.):

    the other men.

  6. former; earlier:

    sailing ships of other days.

  7. not long past:

    the other night.

  8. (n.)the other one:

    Each praises the other.

  9. (pron.)Usu., others. other persons or things:

    others in the medical profession.

  10. some person or thing else:

    Surely some friend or other will help me.

  11. (adv.)otherwise; differently (usu. fol. by than):

    We can't collect the rent other than by suing the tenant.

Origin of other:

bef. 900; ME; OE ōther

Princeton's WordNet

  1. other(adj)

    not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

    "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction"

  2. other(a)(adj)

    recently past

    "the other evening"

  3. early(a), former(a), other(a)(adj)

    belonging to the distant past

    "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"

  4. other(adj)

    very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected

    "a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. other(adjective)ˈʌð ər

    added to those already mentioned

    Kimberly, Ross, and a few other friends; Do you have any other pictures?

  2. otherˈʌð ər

    second, in addition to one already mentioned

    Use this one and the other one I showed you.; My other bike is being fixed.

  3. otherˈʌð ər

    being the remaining ones in a group

    Where are all the other winter clothes?

  4. otherˈʌð ər

    indicates a place, direction, etc. that is opposite to the speaker

    We saw a truck coming the other way.; the other side of the street

  5. otherˈʌð ər

    indicates you are saying sth in a different way

    I can't tell you anything else. In other words, please don't ask me.

  6. otherˈʌð ər

    on a day/night not too long ago

    I saw her the other day at the store.

  7. otherˈʌð ər

    except for

    She hasn't made too many friends, other than Tom.

  8. otherˈʌð ər

    indicates an unspecified thing, person, place, etc.

    They're all competing to be the best something or other in the world.; These people and many others were hurt.; Here's one sock. Where's the other?; a movie that is better than all his others; He was running one way, and I was running the other.


  1. other

    The Other or Constitutive Other is a key concept in continental philosophy; it opposes the Same. The Other refers, or attempts to refer, to that which is other than the initial concept being considered. The Constitutive Other often denotes a person Other than one's self; hence, the Other is identified as "different"; thus the spelling is often capitalized.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'other' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #74

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'other' in Written Corpus Frequency: #115

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'other' in Nouns Frequency: #55

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'other' in Adjectives Frequency: #1

Anagrams of other

  1. Throe

Translations for other

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


adjective, pronoun the second of two

I have lost my other glove; I've got one of my gloves but I can't find the other (one).

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