for some reason or other

Definition of for some reason or other

  1. —used when the specific details about why something is or was done are not important or have been forgotten For some reason or other, they wouldn't let her in the building.

Word by Word Definitions

someplay
  1. :  being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

    :  being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (as a class or group) named or implied

    :  being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. :  one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

    :  an indefinite additional amount

  1. :  about

    :  in some degree :  somewhat

    :  to some degree or extent :  a little

reasonplay
  1. :  a statement offered in explanation or justification

    :  a rational ground or motive

    :  a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense

  1. :  to take part in conversation, discussion, or argument

    :  to talk with another so as to influence actions or opinions

    :  to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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