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adjective oth·er \ˈə-thər\

Simple Definition of other

  • —used to refer to all the members of a group except the person or thing that has already been mentioned

  • : in addition to the person or thing that has already been mentioned

  • : different or separate from the person or thing that has already been mentioned

Full Definition of other

  1. 1 a :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included <held on with one hand and waved with the other one> b :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied <taller than the other boys> c :  second <every other day>

  2. 2 :  not the same :  different <any other color would have been better> <something other than it seems to be>

  3. 3 :  additional <sold in the United States and 14 other countries>

  4. 4 a :  recently past <the other evening> b :  former <in other times>

  5. 5 :  disturbingly or threateningly different :  alien, exotic

Examples of other

  1. These and other issues will be discussed at the next meeting.

  2. The driver's wife and two other passengers were injured in the accident.

  3. Leaders from China, Russia, and 14 other countries attended the conference.



Origin of other

Middle English, from Old English ōther; akin to Old High German andar other, Sanskrit antara


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with other


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other

noun oth·er

Definition of other

  1. 1 a :  one that remains of two or more b :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else <went from one side to the other> <nature as the other of culture>

  2. 2 :  a different or additional one <the others came later>

  3. 3 a :  one (as another person) that is psychologically differentiated from the self b often capitalized :  one considered by members of a dominant group as alien, exotic, threatening, or inferior (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of other

before 12th century


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other

pronoun, sometimes plural in construction oth·er

Definition of other

  1. 1 obsolete a :  one of two that remains b :  each preceding one

  2. 2 :  a different or additional one <something or other>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of other

before 12th century


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other

adverb oth·er

Definition of other

  1. :  otherwise —used with than <was unable to see them other than by going to their home>



13th Century

First Known Use of other

13th century



OTHER Defined for Kids

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adjective oth·er \ˈə-thər\

Definition of other

  1. 1 :  being the one (as of two or more) left <I broke my other arm.>

  2. 2 :  1second 1 <Every other page contains an illustration.>

  3. 3 :  1extra, additional <Some other guests are coming.>

  4. 4 :  different or separate from those already mentioned <Some people believe it and other people don't.>




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noun oth·er

Definition of other

  1. :  a remaining or different one <Lift one foot and then the other.> <The others will follow us later.>




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pronoun oth·er

Definition of other

  1. :  another thing <There's always something or other going on.>





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