the others

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the others

: all the members of a group except the person or thing that has already been mentioned
  • He got a drink of water while the others continued playing.
  • This car got better gas mileage than the others we tested.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

  1. : to treat or consider (a person or a group of people) as alien to oneself or one's group (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)


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