adjective & pronoun
- 1Used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about: [as adjective]: stick the camera on a tripod or some other means of support other people found her difficult [as pronoun]: a language unrelated to any otherMore example sentences
- The second photo should be of a street sign or some other distinguishing landmark at the node.
- We do not yet know if this is the case or if fast cells differ from slow ones in some other way.
- Is that what has happened out here, or is there some other reason why we are different?
- 1.1Alternative of two: [as adjective]: the other side of the street my other brother [as pronoun]: she flung up first one arm and then the other one or other of his parentsMore example sentences
- The presidency has on a number of occasions played a crucial role in favouring one or other side.
- Finally, projected costs can be massaged to make one or other option look more attractive.
- All one could do was apply pressure on one or other party to implement better policies.
- 1.2Those remaining in a group; those not already mentioned: [as adjective]: they took the other three away in an ambulance [as pronoun]: Freddie set off and the others followedMore example sentences
- That man then ran back to the Rover where two of the others had already gone.
- By the time he reached the car park the others had already disappeared back into the community hall.
- Mama and I rested when we could, especially when we stopped to let the others rest.
- 2Further; additional: [as adjective]: one other word of advice [as pronoun]: Labour would have 49 MPs plus ten othersMore example sentences
- She also wants to be able to leave a small sum to cover additional costs if other names come to light.
- Evacuation may be effected from a few other places in addition to the above, of which notice will be given.
- The appellants raised other grounds in addition to that which occasioned the reference.
- 4 [pronoun] (the other) Philosophy & Sociology That which is distinct from, different from, or opposite to something or oneself: she needs to escape the tyranny of the OtherMore example sentences
- Thus it is in opposition to the other that psychoanalysis has conceptualised the self to emerge.
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how the other half lives
- Used to express or allude to the way of life of a different group in society, especially a wealthier one: he has spent six years showing TV viewers how the other half livesMore example sentences
- Though his conclusions are a little predigested, he wants to create enlightening and ultimately dignifying experiences that teach people how the other half lives.
- She presents a breezy overview of issues relevant to men who are interested in seeing how the other half lives.
- So I actually got to see how the other half lives, cosseted away in their curtained off world of hot towels, free wine, chocolates, and cookies.
- • archaic Nothing else: we can do no otherMore example sentences
- The sense of elation at having beaten the odds and quitting while ahead gives a buzz like no other.
- The inauguration of the first black Archbishop of York in history was like no other.
- So anxious has he been to crack down that he has agreed a treaty like no other.
- Apart from; except: he claims not to own anything other than his homeMore example sentences
- I'm the only one now who can look over and see anything other than open water beside us.
- Nor would it ever cross their minds to ask me to write about anything other than here.
- The police never pretend their figures are based on anything other than reported crime.
on the other hand
- see hand.
the other day (or night, week, etc.)
- A few days (or nights, weeks, etc.) ago.More example sentences
- I came across this article the other week and checked out the night sky every so often since.
- I picked up a copy of the book by chance the other day, and started reading it last night.
- You know the wheel that my hubcap went missing from the other week?
the other thing
- British , chiefly • humorous An unexpressed alternative: if you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thingMore example sentences
- Well, it's not exactly fine, but it's better than the other thing.
- When she wants to go to the toilet she rings a bell once for a wee and twice for the other thing.
- I struggle with the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other thing for a while and then I brush them off.
someone (or something or somehow etc.) or other
- Some unspecified or unknown person, thing, manner, etc.: they were protesting about something or otherMore example sentences
- Every now and again, of course, we've had to come aside and remind someone or other of… something or other.
- I'm tired of walking into work and having someone asking me to support their kid's something or other.
- He was the right honourable something or other, and had a significant property portfolio; I was never quite sure why he worked.
Old English ōther, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German ander, from an Indo-European root meaning 'different'.