Hypertext Webster Gateway: "other"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Other \Oth"er\, adv.
Otherwise. ``It shall none other be.'' --Chaucer. ``If you
think other.'' --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Other \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.

And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell
into good ground. --Matt. xiii.
7, 8.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: 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" [ant: {same}]
2: further or added; "called for additional troops"; "need
extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"; "I have no other
shoes"; "there are other possibilities" [syn: {extra}, {other(a)},
3: recently past; "the other evening" [syn: {other(a)}]
4: of the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe";
"former generations"; "in other times" [syn: {early(a)}, {former(a)},
5: 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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