other than

1 of 2

preposition

: with the exception of : except for, besides
other than that, nothing happened

other than

2 of 2

conjunction

: except, but
cannot be changed other than by judicial order

Examples of other than in a Sentence

Preposition other than a new jacket, I bought no special clothes for the wedding
Recent Examples on the Web
Preposition
This might explain why people try to rediscover their independent, free-spirited self by connecting with individuals other than their partners. Mark Travers, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The two-part evaluation is adapted from the popular Bechdel-Wallace Test, which addresses the inclusion of women on screen; to pass, a film must include at least two female characters talking to one another about something other than a man. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 1 Mar. 2024 Other factors play a role, too: Infants who have been exposed early on to caregivers other than their parents tend to have an easier time dealing with departures in later months. Karen Horsch, Parents, 1 Mar. 2024 Are there any certifications that an accountant can pursue other than the CPA? Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024 But Biden's top surrogate in Michigan − Gov. Gretchen Whitmer − characterized anything other than a vote for Biden Tuesday as a boost for Trump's campaign. Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2024 Agnes is a contrast to Elena’s sycophantic Greek chorus of cheery and bewildered advisors who barely have names and definitely don’t have individual personalities other than that they’re played by pedigreed British thespians (David Bamber, Danny Web and Henry Goodman, among others). Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2024 Two young lovers kiss and lie down on a bed, and there’s talk about Marley’s affairs and his children by women other than his wife. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 But those of us who know there’s often better value and more functional alternatives other than Apple would find plenty to like with the MatePad Pro 13.2. Ben Sin, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024
Conjunction
Not a lot has changed other than maybe a few paintings on the wall and a few decorations around the Oval Office and White House that each president sort of comes in with. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Mar. 2023 Most of the program’s expenditure goes to relatively affluent seniors and has little effect other than to push up taxes, reduce incentives ... Chris Pope, National Review, 28 Mar. 2023 That’s because the CDC separates the rate in New York City from the rate in New York other than the city. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 And on one of those nights, after a beating from her father, Paula runs all the way to the police station and begs to be given somewhere to live other than home. Alex Mar, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2023 But those who reach Canadian soil somewhere other than a port of entry are allowed to stay and request protection. Wilson Ring, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Mar. 2023 Among other provisions, companies would have to provide an annual reminder to consumers enrolled in negative-option programs involving anything other than physical goods before they are automatically renewed. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2023 Rabbit Hole has no clue how seriously to take his mental illness other than references to an apparent breakdown eight years earlier, so how could the actor? Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Preposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Conjunction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of other than was in the 15th century

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“Other than.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other%20than. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

other than

1 of 2 preposition
: except for, besides
other than that, nothing happened

other than

2 of 2 conjunction
: except entry 3 sense 2, but
cannot enter other than by special permission

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