O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uhth -er]
    • /ˈʌð ər/
    • /ˈʌðə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhth -er]
    • /ˈʌð ər/

Definitions of other word

  • adjective other additional or further: he and one other person. 1
  • adjective other different or distinct from the one or ones already mentioned or implied: I'd like to live in some other city. The TV show follows the lives of people who are married, single, or other. The application gives three gender choices—male, female, and other. 1
  • adjective other different in nature or kind: I would not have him other than he is. 1
  • adjective other being the remaining one of two or more: the other hand. 1
  • adjective other (used with plural nouns) being the remaining ones of a number: the other men; some other countries. 1
  • adjective other former; earlier: sailing ships of other days. 1

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Origin of other

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English ōther (pronoun, adj., and noun); cognate with German ander, Gothic anthar; akin to Sanskrit antara-

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Parts of speech for Other


other popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

other usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for other

adverb other

  • else — thing other than
  • otherwise — under other circumstances: Otherwise they may get broken.
  • differently — not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar: The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.
  • different — not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar: The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.
  • new — other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.

noun other

  • druthers — one's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.
  • take it or leave it — If you say to someone 'take it or leave it', you are telling them that they can accept something or not accept it, but that you are not prepared to discuss any other alternatives.
  • others — additional or further: he and one other person.
  • inverse — reversed in position, order, direction, or tendency.
  • other fish to fry — any of various cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with scales.

preposition other

  • another — Another thing or person means an additional thing or person of the same type as one that already exists.

adjective other

  • additional — Additional things are extra things apart from the ones already present.
  • more — Mossi (def 2).
  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • extra — Added to an existing or usual amount or number.
  • further — at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.

Antonyms for other

noun other

  • self — a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one's own self.
  • oneselfbe oneself, to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
  • individualization — to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or distinctive character to.
  • proprium — a nonessential property common to all the members of a class; attribute.

adjective other

  • coinciding — to occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position: The centers of concentric circles coincide. Our vacations coincided this year.
  • included — being part of the whole; contained; covered: Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
  • related — associated; connected.
  • same — identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.
  • similar — having a likeness or resemblance, especially in a general way: two similar houses.

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