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Definition of "other" [oth•er]

  • Being the remaining one of two or more: the other ear. (adjective)
  • Being the remaining ones of several: His other books are still in storage. (adjective)
  • Different from that or those implied or specified: Any other person would tell the truth. (adjective)
  • Of a different character or quality: "a strange, other dimension . . . where his powers seemed to fail” ( Lance Morrow). (adjective)
  • Of a different time or era either future or past: other centuries; other generations. (adjective)
  • The remaining (one or ones in a group of which one or some have been specified) (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.

  • (a) different (one or ones from that or those already specified or understood) (determiner)
  • Additional; further (determiner)
  • Alternate; two (determiner)
  • Another (pronoun)
  • Additional or further ones (pronoun)
  • Other people or things (pronoun)
  • Different ones (from those specified or understood) (pronoun)
  • Otherwise; differently (adverb)

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Use "other" in a sentence
  • "Herzog was ok if you've only seen "encounters at the edge of the world" but doesnt hold any of his other devices..other than his voice.."
  • "Among the items that you cannot sell: Toys and other articles  intended  for  use  by  children, or any  furniture,   with  paint  or  other  surface  coatings  containing  lead  over  specified  amounts."
  • "On the other end of the spectrum, there are forever going to be new cast members coming aboard, and any time something deviates from the book there will be endless debate over whether or not some *other* scene will deviate as well, based on the changes they made to the first."