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adjective oth·er \ˈə-thər\

Definition of other

  1. 1a :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included held on with one hand and waved with the other oneb :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied taller than the other boysc :  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 U.S. and 14 other countries

  4. 4a :  recently past the other eveningb :  former in other times

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

Examples of other in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of other

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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noun oth·er

Definition of other

  1. 1a :  one that remains of two or moreb :  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. 3a :  one (as another person) that is psychologically differentiated from the selfb 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)

Origin and Etymology of other

see 1other


First Known Use: 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 remainsb :  each preceding one

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

Origin and Etymology of other

see 1other


First Known Use: before 12th century


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adverb oth·er

Definition of other

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

Origin and Etymology of other

see 1other


First Known Use: 13th century



OTHER Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective oth·er \ˈə-thər\

Definition of other for English Language Learners

  • —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


OTHER Defined for Kids

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adjective oth·er \ˈə-thər\

Definition of other for Students

  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 for Students

  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 for Students

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



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