Meaning of “other” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective, determiner us uk /ˈʌðər/
Extra Examples
The shop sells fridges, radios, and other electrical appliances.Do you play any other sports besides football?Mosquitoes carry malaria and other infectious diseases.Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.She gave the children some sweets and other goodies.

A1 used to refer to people or things that are similar to or in addition to those you have talked about:

I don't like custard - do you have any other desserts?
The crops were damaged by rats and other pests.
I don't think he's funny, but other people do.

A2 used to talk about the remaining members of a group or items in a set:

Mario and Anna sat down to watch the other dancers.
I found one shoe - have you seen the other one?

B1 different from a thing or person that you have talked about:

Our train was delayed, so we had to make other arrangements.
Ask me some other time, when I'm not so busy.
the other side/end (of sth)

B1 the opposite side/end of something:

Our house is on the other side of town.
Go around to the other side and push!
the other day/week, etc

B1 used to mean recently, without giving a particular date:

I asked Kevin about it just the other day.
every other day/week, etc

happening one day/week, etc but not the next:

Alice goes to the gym every other day.
other than


The form cannot be signed by anyone other than the child's parent.
[ + to do sth ] They had no choice other than to surrender.
other than that informal

except for the thing you have just said:

My arm was a bit sore - other than that I was fine.

(Definition of “other adjective, determiner” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)