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other   WordNet 2.0

- very unusual

- different in character or quality from the normal or expected
"a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow

 
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- not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
"today isn''t any other day"- the White Queen
"the construction of highways and other public works"
"he asked for other employment"
"any other person would tell the truth"
"his other books are sti

 
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Other   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are now used). [Obs.]

"Other of chalk, other of glass." -- Chaucer.

 
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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.

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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.

Other some
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.

 
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1. Otherwise. "It shall none other be." Chaucer. "If you think other." Shak.

 
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