What does otherwise mean?

Definitions for otherwise
ˈʌð ərˌwaɪzoth·er·wise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otherwiseadverb

    other than as supposed or expected

    "the outcome was otherwise"

  2. otherwiseadverb

    in other respects or ways

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

  3. differently, otherwise, other thanadverb

    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. otherwiseadverb

    Differently, in another way.

    You may be right, but I think otherwise.

  2. otherwiseadverb

    In different circumstances; or else.

  3. otherwiseadverb

    In all other respects.

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

  4. otherwiseadjective

    Other than supposed, different.

    He said he didn't 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

How to pronounce otherwise?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of otherwise in a Sentence

  1. Chris Borland:

    I just want to live a long, healthy life, and I don't want to have any neurological diseases or die younger than I would otherwise.

  2. Paul Bernal:

    If you can use data to get a customer to buy something that they otherwise wouldn't, it's good for the bank but not necessarily for the customer and the potential for misuse is significant.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    This program is meant to be used in a limited way to give the government special expertise it can’t get otherwise, an inspector general review is necessary. Available information suggests that in at least one case, the State Department gave the special status for employee convenience, not public benefit.

  4. William Ralph Inge:

    There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'

  5. Benjamin Cavender:

    There is a lesson here, companies that sell limited run products and have an ecommerce presence in China need to be able to adjust very, very quickly to consumer demand... otherwise they can quickly raise consumer ire.

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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 отношениях, в противном случаеRussian
  • suprotnoSerbo-Croatian
  • i övrigt, annars, annorlunda, i annat fallSwedish
  • aksi takdirdeTurkish

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    • A. ultimo
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