What does otherwise mean?

Definitions for otherwiseˈʌð ərˌwaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word otherwise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. otherwise(adverb)

    other than as supposed or expected

    "the outcome was otherwise"

  2. otherwise(adverb)

    in other respects or ways

    "he is otherwise normal"; "the funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise hopeless situation"

  3. differently, otherwise, other than(adverb)

    in another and different manner

    "very soon you will know differently"; "she thought otherwise"; "there is no way out other than the fire escape";

Wiktionary

  1. otherwise(Adverb)

    Differently, in another way.

    You may be right, but I think otherwise.

  2. otherwise(Adverb)

    In different circumstances; or else.

  3. otherwise(Adverb)

    In all other respects.

    He prayed to Neptune every day. Otherwise he behaved rationally.

  4. otherwise(Adjective)

    Other than supposed, different.

    He said he didnu2019t do it, but the evidence was otherwise.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1233

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #909

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Adverbs Frequency: #115

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of otherwise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of otherwise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves otherwise we harden.

  3. Jorge Perez:

    He's doing fine. He's lost a little appetite but otherwise has no complications at the moment.

  4. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

  5. Francesco Tomba:

    There's a draw towards doing something where you have to deal with situations in the moment, you have to make decisions as quickly as possible, otherwise – well, there is no 'otherwise'. You just have to.

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Translations for otherwise

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عكس ذلكArabic
  • altramentCatalan, Valencian
  • jinakCzech
  • sonst, ansonsten, andernfalls, andersGerman
  • αλλιώςGreek
  • alikaze, aliokaze, alimaniereEsperanto
  • si no, por lo demás, de otra manera, por otra parte, fuera de eso, aparte de esto, de lo contrarioSpanish
  • در غیر این صورتPersian
  • muutoin, muuten, toisinFinnish
  • sinon, autrement, pour le resteFrench
  • a chaochladhScottish Gaelic
  • नहीं तोHindi
  • alterementeInterlingua
  • a parte ciò, per altri aspetti, in altre circostanze, differentementeItalian
  • 他の点では, その他, さもなくばJapanese
  • ئه‌گیناKurdish
  • anders, anderszinsDutch
  • poza tym, inaczejPolish
  • [[de]] [[outra]] [[forma]]/[[maneira]], diferente, no mais, diferentemente, contrário, [[fora]] [[isso]], senão, em contrário, [[de]] [[outro]] [[jeito]]/[[modo]]Portuguese
  • в прочем, иначе, в других отношенияхRussian
  • suprotnoSerbo-Croatian
  • i övrigt, annars, annorlunda, i annat fallSwedish

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