Word definition: other

Defiintion of other:

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

Synonyms of other:

another(a), different, else, new(a), opposite, other than, otherwise, remaining, some other, strange, unusual

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Webster Dictionary (1913) for other:

\Oth"er\ ([u^][th]"[~e]r), conj. [See {Or}.]
Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as
either . . . or are now used). [Obs.]

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

\Oth"er\, pron. & a. [AS. [=o][eth]er; akin to OS. [=a][eth]ar, [=o][eth]ar, D. & G. ander, OHG. andar, Icel. annarr, Sw. annan, Dan. anden, Goth. an[thorn]ar, Skr. antara: cf. L. alter; all orig. comparatives: cf. Skr. anya other. [root]180. Cf. {Alter}.] Usage: [Formerly other was used both as singular and plural.] 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. Note: 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.
\Oth"er\, adv. Otherwise. ``It shall none other be.'' --Chaucer. ``If you think other.'' --Shak.