What does OTHER mean?

Definitions for OTHER
ˈʌð əroth·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word OTHER.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. otheradjective

    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)adjective

    recently past

    "the other evening"

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

    belonging to the distant past

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

  4. otheradjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Otherpron.

    Etymology: oðer , Sax. autre, Fr.

    Of good actions some are better than other some. Richard Hooker.

    Will it not be received
    That they have don’t,
    Who dares receive it other? William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    He that will not give just occasion to think, that all government in the world is the product only of force and violence, and that men live together by no other rules but that of beasts, where the strongest carries; and so lay a foundation for perpetual disorder and mischief, tumult, sedition and rebellion; things that the followers of that hypothesis so loudly cry out against, must of necessity find out another state of government. John Locke.

    No leases shall ever be made other than leases for years not exceeding thirty-one, in possession, and not in reversion or remainder. Jonathan Swift.

    Were I king,
    I should cut off the nobles for their lands;
    Desire his jewels and this other’s house. William Shakespeare.

    Physicians are some of them so conformable to the humour of the patient, as they press not the true cure of the disease; and some other are so regular in proceeding according to art, as they respect not the condition of the patient. Francis Bacon, Essay 31.

    The dismayed matrons and maidens, some in their houses, other some in the churches with floods of tears and lamentable cries, poured forth their prayers to the Almighty, craving his help in that their hard distress. Richard Knolles.

    The king had all he crav’d, or could compel,
    And all was done —— let others judge how well. Daniel.

    There is that controling worth in goodness, that the will cannot but like and desire it; and on the other side, that odious deformity in vice, that it never offers itself to the affections of mankind, but under the disguise of the other. South.

    In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Phil. ii. 3.

    Scotland and thou did each in other live,
    Nor would’st thou her, nor could she thee survive. Dryd.

    The learning of Latin being nothing but the learning of words, join as much other real knowledge with it as you can. John Locke, on Education, s. 169.

    Thy air,
    Thou other gold bound brow, is like the first;
    A third is like the former. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Bind my hair up: as ’twas yesterday:
    No, nor the t’ other day. Ben Jonson.

    I can expect no other from those that judge by single sights and rash measures, than to be thought fond or insolent. Joseph Glanvill.


  1. other

    "Other" is a term used to refer to something that is distinct from or different than what has been described or considered previously. It can encompass a range of diverse or alternative options, perspectives, identities, or elements that may not fit into predefined categories or norms.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Other

    uth′ėr, adj. and pron. different, not the same: additional: second of two.—adj. Oth′erguess=Othergates.—n. Oth′erness.—advs. Oth′erwhere, elsewhere; Oth′erwhile, Oth′erwhiles, at other times: sometimes; Oth′erwise, in another way or manner: by other causes: in other respects.—conj. else: under other conditions.—Every other, each alternate; Rather ... than otherwise, rather than not; The other day, on some day not long past, quite recently. [A.S. other; cf. Ger. ander, L. alter.]

Editors Contribution

  1. other

    An equal in role, responsibility, structure, system, value, amount or number.

    The other house beside us is similar to ours.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. Other

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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 for OTHER »

  1. throe

  2. toher

  3. thore

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OTHER in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OTHER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of OTHER in a Sentence

  1. Chantel Bonneau:

    Property is just like any other investment, just like buying a stock, it won't always work out.

  2. Maria Sharapova:

    It's obviously always frustrating, i mean, it's motivating. It's motivating because she's at a different level. She makes you go back to the drawing board, not just for me, but for many other players. She makes you work. That's inspiring.

  3. Douglas Kenney:

    I mean, that's predictable, and states like California have certainly known this is coming. What can they do? Well, they can look to the other sources of supply, they can conserve water, they can look for creative deals ... it's not something that sneaks up on anyone.

  4. Environmental Protection Olivaldi Azevedo:

    There's no way you can take these people who are at risk and expose them to the virus, there is no choice between one thing and the other. It's an obligation.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    Obviously I have ties to Las Vegas that run deep given my time growing up here. ... but I'm not sure that's going to be enough to simply be a determinate factor in the caucus, i think it's going to be like every other candidate that's coming in, we're going to have to compete hard.

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