What does otherwise mean?

Definitions for otherwise
ˈʌð ərˌwaɪzoth·er·wise

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 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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say otherwise in sign language?

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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. Brian Pow:

    People are picking away where they see some interesting opportunities outside energy, but otherwise there's a lot of playing around going on.

  2. Med Jones:

    From a psychological point of view, when people go under pressure in life, be it economically or otherwise, they seek support from the people closest to them, usually religious or ethnic groups. They also start blaming other groups who have more control over the national resources. If the gap of power is wide, this will eventually create deep divisions in the nation. The divisions can take on new forms of conflict such as class warfare, ethnic, religious, political unrest and sometime civil war. The only effective protection against national divisions is an open socioeconomic system with a large and growing middle class

  3. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Within two years Turkey will be on 5G. Otherwise, it will be a garbage dump with 4G. Let's be patient and jump from 3G to 5G. Can we do this? We definitely can.

  4. Lawrence Peter Berra:

    You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.

  5. Zig Ziglar:

    Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.

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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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