1. Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two.
"Each of them made other for to win." -- Chaucer.
"Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." -- Matt. v. 39.
2. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.
3. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day.
4. Left, as opposed to right. [Obs.]
"A distaff in her other hand she had." -- Spenser.
Other is a correlative adjective, or adjective pronoun, often in contrast with one, some, that, this, etc.
"The one shall be taken, and the other left." -- Matt. xxiv. 41.
"And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell into good ground." -- Matt. xiii. 7, 8.
It is also used, by ellipsis, with a noun, expressed or understood.
"To write this, or to design the other." -- Dryden.
It is written with the indefinite article as one word, another; is used with each, indicating a reciprocal action or relation; and is employed absolutely, or eliptically for other thing, or other person, in which case it may have a plural.
"The fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others." -- Ps. xlix. 10.
"If he is trimming, others are true." -- Thackeray.
Other is sometimes followed by but, beside, or besides; but oftener by than.
"No other but such a one as he." -- Coleridge.
"Other lords beside thee have had dominion over us." -- Is. xxvi. 13.
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid." -- 1 Cor. iii. 11.
"The whole seven years of . . . ignominy had been little other than a preparation for this very hour." -- Hawthorne.
some others. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
The other day
at a certain time past, not distant, but indefinite; not long ago; recently; rarely, the third day past.
"Bind my hair up: as't was yesterday? No, nor t' other day." -- B. Jonson.