Definition of every other or every second in English:

every other (or every second)

Each alternate in a series: I train with weights every other day the auctions are held every second week
More example sentences
  • She has a fulltime job this year, but she trains once a day and twice every other day.
  • They are all for the odd shock, but not every other week, thank you very much.
  • It's like having my own brief personal horoscope appearing almost every other day for all to see.
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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up