Definition of or else
1 —used to say what will happen if something is not done You have to leave or else you will be arrested for trespassing.
2 —used to say what another possibility is He either thinks he can't do it or else he just isn't interested.
3 informal —used in angry speech to express a threat without saying exactly what the threat is Do what I say or else!
Word by Word Definitions
: in a different manner or place or at a different time
: in an additional manner or place or at an additional time
: if not : otherwise
: being different in identity
: being in addition
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