Definition of "else" []

  • Other; different: Ask somebody else. (adjective)
  • Additional; more: Would you like anything else? (adjective)
  • In a different or additional time, place, or manner: I always do it this way and I don't know how else it could be done. Where else do you want to go besides Miami? (adverb)
  • If not; otherwise: Be careful, or else you will make a mess. (adverb)
  • Or else Regardless of any extenuating circumstances: Be there on time or else! (idiom)
  • In addition; more (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Other; different (determiner) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "else" in a sentence
  • "We had to go pick up papers, fill out papers, sign papers, drop off papers, stand in lines, walk here, walk there, wait somewhere else, pay for something else…"
  • "And Mr. Harvey, who thought something else, thought _something else_."
  • "Your brothers may have their own business to mind, Mr. Kenyon is at New York, we will suppose; here am I-- what else, _what else_ makes me count my cleverness to you, as I know I have done more than once, by word and letter, but the real wish to be set at work?"