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a. Being the remaining one of two or more: the other ear.
b. Being the remaining ones of several: His other books are still in storage.
2. Different from that or those implied or specified: Any other person would tell the truth.
3. Of a different character or quality: "a strange, other dimension ... where his powers seemed to fail" (Lance Morrow).
4. Of a different time or era either future or past: other centuries; other generations.
5. Additional; extra: I have no other shoes.
6. Opposite or contrary; reverse: the other side.
7. Alternate; second: every other day.
8. Of the recent past: just the other day.
a. The remaining one of two or more: One took a taxi, and the other walked home.
b. others The remaining ones of several: After her departure the others resumed the discussion.
a. A different person or thing: one hurricane after the other.
b. An additional person or thing: How many others will come later?
c. often Other A person or thing considered to represent or epitomize difference or an outgroup. Used with the.
1. A different or an additional person or thing: We'll get someone or other to replace him.
2. others People aside from oneself: "the eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages" (Virginia Woolf).
In another way; otherwise; differently: The car performed other than perfectly.

[Middle English, from Old English ōther; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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a. (when used before a singular noun, usually preceded by the) the remaining (one or ones in a group of which one or some have been specified): I'll read the other sections of the paper later.
b. the other (as pronoun; functioning as sing): one walks while the other rides.
2. (a) different (one or ones from that or those already specified or understood): he found some other house; no other man but you; other days were happier.
3. additional; further: there are no other possibilities.
4. (preceded by every) alternate; two: it buzzes every other minute.
5. other than
a. apart from; besides: a lady other than his wife.
b. different from: he couldn't be other than what he is. Archaic form: other from
6. no other archaic nothing else: I can do no other.
7. or other (preceded by a phrase or word with some) used to add vagueness to the preceding pronoun, noun, noun phrase, or adverb: some dog or other bit him; he's somewhere or other.
8. other things being equal conditions being the same or unchanged
9. the other day a few days ago
10. the other thing an unexpressed alternative
11. another: show me one other.
12. (plural) additional or further ones: the police have found two and are looking for others.
13. (plural) other people or things
14. the others the remaining ones (of a group): take these and leave the others.
15. (plural) different ones (from those specified or understood): they'd rather have others, not these. See also each other, one another
(usually used with a negative and foll by than) otherwise; differently: they couldn't behave other than they do.
[Old English ōther; related to Old Saxon āthar, ōthar, Old High German andar]
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(ˈʌð ər)

1. additional or further: she and one other person.
2. different from the one mentioned: in some other city.
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. being the remaining ones of a number (usu. fol. by a pl. n.): the other men.
6. former; earlier: sailing ships of other days.
7. not long past: the other night.
8. the other one: Each praises the other.
9. Usu., others. other persons or things: others in the medical profession.
10. some person or thing else: Surely some friend or other will help me.
11. otherwise; differently (usu. fol. by than): We can't collect the rent other than by suing the tenant.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ōther]
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1. 'the other'

When you are talking about two people or things and have already referred to one of them, you refer to the second one as the other or the other one.

They had two little daughters, one a baby, the other a girl of twelve.
He blew out one of the candles and moved the other one.
2. 'the others'

When you are talking about several people or things and have already referred to one or more of them, you usually refer to the remaining ones as the others.

Jack and the others paid no attention.
First, concentrate only on the important tasks, then move on to the others.
3. 'others'

When you have been talking about some people or things of a particular type, you refer to more people or things of this type as others.

Some players are better than others in these weather conditions.
The couple had one biological child and adopted three others.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'the' with others in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'Some players are better than the others'.

4. 'another'

When you have been talking about people or things of a particular type, you can refer to one more person or thing of this type as another or another one.

I saw one girl whispering to another.
There was something wrong with the car he had hired and he had to hire another one.
5. used in front of nouns

The other, other, and another can be used in a similar way in front of countable nouns.

The other girls followed, thinking there may be some news for them too.
The roof was covered with straw and other materials.
He opened another shop last month.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.other - 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 still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction"
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
same - same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street"
2.other - recently past; "the other evening"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
3.other - belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
4.other - very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected; "a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
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1. additional, more, further, new, added, extra, fresh, spare, supplementary, auxiliary No other details are available at the moment.
2. different, alternative, contrasting, distinct, diverse, dissimilar, separate, alternative, substitute, alternate, unrelated, variant Try to find other words and phrases to give variety to your writing.
3. remaining, left-over, residual, extant The other pupils were taken to an exhibition.
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Being an addition:
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toinenlukuun ottamattamuu
annarhinnhinn; um daginn
apskritai imantkaip norskažkaskitoniškaikitu būdu
citikādudien, nesenotrs


A. ADJotro
all the other books have been soldtodos los otros or los demás libros se han vendido
the other fivelos otros cinco
the other dayel otro día
every other daycada dos días
together with every other womanasí como todas las mujeres
if there are no other questionssi no hay más preguntas ...
the other oneel otro/la otra
some actor or otherun actor cualquiera
other peoplelos otros, los demás
other people have done itotros lo han hecho
some other people have still to arrivetodavía no han llegado todos, aún tienen que llegar algunos más
other people's propertyla propiedad ajena
other people's ideaslas ideas ajenas
on the other side of the streetal otro lado de la calle
among other things she is a writerentre otras cosas es escritora
some other timeen otro momento, en otra ocasión
there must be some other way of doing itdebe haber alguna otra forma de hacerlo
B. PRON the otherel otro/la otra
the otherslos otros/las otras, los/las demás
the others are going but I'm notlos demás van, pero yo no
some do, others don'talgunos sí, otros no
and these five othersy estos otros cinco
we must respect others' rightshay que respetar los derechos ajenos
one after the otheruno tras otro
among othersentre otros
are there any others? (gen) → ¿hay algún otro?; (= any unaccounted for) → ¿falta alguno?; (= anybody unaccounted for) → ¿falta alguien?
you and no othersolamente
no book other than thisningún libro que no sea éste
he had no clothes other than those he stood up inno tenía más ropa que la que llevaba puesta
it was no other than the bishopfue el obispo en persona
none other thanel mismísimo/la mismísima
one or other of them will comeuno de ellos vendrá
somebody or otheralguien, alguno
some fool or otheralgún tonto
see also every 1
somewhere or otheren alguna parte, en algún lado
other than himaparte de él
he could not have acted other than he didno le quedaba otro recurso que hacer lo que hizo
I wouldn't wish him other than he isno quisiera que fuera distinto de como es
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among other things → entre autres choses
other people → les autres
Some other people have still to arrive → On attend encore quelques personnes.
every other (= all others) → tous les autres or toutes les autres
This is the case in every other country → C'est le cas dans tous les autres pays.
every other day → tous les deux jours
every other week → toutes les deux semaines
any other → n'importe quel or n'importe quelle
They were just like any other young couple → Ils étaient juste comme n'importe quel autre jeune couple.
the other one → l'autre
This one? - No, the other one → Celui-ci? - Non, l'autre.
no other ... than → nul autre ... que or nulle autre ... que
(= some other) → d'autres
Have you got these jeans in other colours? → Est-ce que vous avez ce jean dans d'autres couleurs?
That's true for Italy, and also for other European countries → C'est vrai pour l'Italie et aussi pour d'autres pays européens.
Calls are cheaper in the evening than at other times → Les communications sont moins chères le soir qu'à d'autres moments.
toys, paints, books and other equipment
BUT jouets, peintures, livres et autres articles.
the other (of two)l'autre
on the other side of the street → de l'autre côté de la rue
(expressions of time) the other day → l'autre jour
the other week (= a few weeks ago) → l'autre semaine
one other → un(e) autre
the other → l'autre
the others (people, things)les autres
The others are going but I'm not → Les autres y vont mais pas moi.
others (= other people) → les autres
a brave man who died helping others → un homme courageux qui est mort en aidant les autres (= other ones) → d'autres
in our family, as in many others → dans notre famille comme dans beaucoup d'autres
... and others
Copernicus, Galileo, and others → Copernic, Galilée et autres
among others → parmi d'autres
some actor or other → je ne sais quel acteur
somebody or other → quelqu'un
something or other → une chose ou une autre
the car was none other than John's → la voiture n'était autre que celle de John
other than (= apart from) → à part
there's no choice other than to reopen his case → il n'y a pas d'autre choix que de rouvrir son procès
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andere(r, s); other peopleandere (Leute); some other people will come laterspäter kommen noch ein paar; there were 6 other people there as welles waren auch noch 6 andere (Leute) da; do you have any other questions?haben Sie sonst noch Fragen?; he had no other questionser hatte sonst keine Fragen; he could be no other than stricter konnte nicht anders als streng sein, er konnte nur streng sein; the man was none other than my fatherder Mann war niemand anders als mein Vater; the other dayneulich; the other worlddas Jenseits, jene andere Welt (liter); some other time (in future) → ein andermal; (in past) → ein anderes Mal; other people’s propertyfremdes Eigentum; to see how the other half livessehen, wie andere leben
every other (= alternate)jede(r, s) zweite …
other than (= except)außer (+dat); (= different to)anders als
some time or otherirgendwann (einmal); some writer/house etc or otherirgend so ein or irgendein Schriftsteller/Haus etc
pronandere(r, s); he doesn’t like hurting otherser mag niemanden verletzen, er mag niemandem wehtun; there are 6 othersda sind noch 6 (andere); are there any others there?sind noch andere or sonst noch welche da?; there were no others therees waren sonst keine da; something/someone or otherirgendetwas/-jemand; one or other of them will comeeiner (von ihnen) wird kommen; can you tell one from the other?kannst du sie auseinanderhalten?; he fancied a bit of the other (inf)ihm war nach ein bisschen - na ja, du weißt schon (inf), → er wollte ein bisschen bumsen (inf) ? each, one
adv he could do no other (than come)er konnte nicht anders (als kommen), er konnte nichts anderes tun (als kommen); I’ve never seen her other than with her husbandich habe sie immer nur mit ihrem Mann gesehen; somehow or otherirgendwie, auf die eine oder andere Weise; somewhere or otherirgendwo
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1. adjaltro/a
the other one → l'altro/a
other people → altri, altre persone fpl
some other people have still to arrive → deve ancora arrivare altra gente
the other day → l'altro giorno
some other time → un'altra volta, un altro momento
if there are no other questions ... → se non ci sono altre domande...
some actor or other → un certo attore
other people's property → la proprietà altrui
2. pron the otherl'altro/a
the others → gli altri/le altre
one after the other → uno/a dopo l'altro/a
are there any others? → ce ne sono altri?
one or other of them will come → o uno o l'altro verrà
somebody or other → qualcuno/a
no other (nobody else) → nessun altro/nessun'altra (old) (nothing else) → nient'altro
3. adv other (than) (differently) → diversamente (da)
he could not act other than as he did → non poteva agire diversamente (da come fece)
somewhere or other → da qualche parte
4. prep other (than) (except) → tranne (che)
nothing other than → nient'altro che
she never discussed it with anyone other than David → non ne ha parlato con nessun altro a parte or all'infuori di David
none other than (no less than) → nientemeno che
the car was none other than Roberta's → la macchina era proprio di Roberta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


1. adjective, pronoun the second of two. I have lost my other glove; I've got one of my gloves but I can't find the other (one).
2. adjective, pronoun those people, things etc not mentioned, present etc; additional. Some of them have arrived – where are the others?; The baby is here and the other children are at school.
3. adjective (with day, ~week etc) recently past. I saw him just the other day/morning.
ˈotherwise adverb
1. in every other way except this. She has a big nose but otherwise she is very good-looking.
2. doing, thinking etc something else. I am otherwise engaged this evening.
or else; if not. Take a taxi – otherwise you'll be late.
no/none other than
the very same person as. The man who had sent the flowers was none other than the man she had spoken to the night before.
other than
except. There was no-one there other than an old woman.
somehow or other
in some way or by some means not known or decided. I'll finish this job on time somehow or other.
someone/something or other
a person or thing that is not known. Someone or other broke that window.
somewhere or other
in one place if not in another; in some place not known or decided. He must have hidden it somewhere or other.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


آخَرُ ostatní andre anderer άλλος otro toinen autre ostali altro ほかの 다른 overig annen inny outro другой annan อื่นๆ diğer khác 其他的
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a. otro-a, diferente, nuevo-a;
every ___ dayun día sí y otro no;
the ___ oneel otro, la otra;
the ___ oneslos otros, las otras.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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