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Meaning of OTHER

Pronunciation:  'udhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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
  2. [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"

OTHER is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: another(a), different, else, new(a), opposite, other than, otherwise, remaining, some other, strange, unusual
 Antonyms: same
 See Also: separate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Oth"er\ ([u^][th]"[~e]r), conj. [See {Or}.]
    Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as
    either . . . or are now used). [Obs.]
          Other of chalk, other of glass.          --Chaucer.
  2. \Oth"er\, pron. & a. [AS. [=o][eth]er; akin to OS.
    [=a][eth]ar, [=o][eth]ar, D. & G. ander, OHG. andar, Icel.
    annarr, Sw. annan, Dan. anden, Goth. an[thorn]ar, Skr.
    antara: cf. L. alter; all orig. comparatives: cf. Skr. anya
    other. [root]180. Cf. {Alter}.]
    Usage: [Formerly other was used both as singular and plural.]
    1. Different from that which, or the one who, has been
       specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second
       of two.
             Each of them made other for to win.   --Chaucer.
             Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
             to him the other also.                --Matt. v. 39.
    2. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side
       of a river.
    3. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every;
       as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every
       second day.
    4. Left, as opposed to right. [Obs.]
             A distaff in her other hand she had.  --Spenser.
    Note: Other is a correlative adjective, or adjective pronoun,
          often in contrast with one, some, that, this, etc.
                The one shall be taken, and the other left.
                                                   --Matt. xxiv.
                And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell
                into good ground.                  --Matt. xiii.
                                                   7, 8.
  3. \Oth"er\, adv.
    Otherwise. ``It shall none other be.'' --Chaucer. ``If you
    think other.'' --Shak.
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