Meaning of other

oth•er

Pronunciation: (u'ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. additional or further: he and one other person.
  2. different or distinct from the one mentioned or implied: in some other city; Some other design may be better.
  3. different in nature or kind: I would not have him other than he is.
  4. being the remaining one of two or more: the other hand.
  5. (used with plural nouns) being the remaining ones of a number: the other men; some other countries.
  6. former; earlier: sailing ships of other days.
  7. not long past: the other night.
  8. every alternate: a meeting every other week.
—n.
  1. the other one: Each praises the other.
—pron.
  1. Usually,other persons or things: others in the medical profession.
  2. some person or thing else: Surely some friend or other will help me.
—adv.
  1. otherwise; differently (usually fol. by than): We can't collect the rent other than by suing the tenant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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