Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “otherwise” en inglés

otherwise

conjunction uk   /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/
B1 used after an order or suggestion to show what the result will be if you do not follow that order or suggestion: I'd better write it down, otherwise I'll forget it. Phone home, otherwise your parents will start to worry.

otherwise

adverb uk   /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/

otherwise adverb (DIFFERENTLY)

differently, or in another way: The police believe he is the thief, but all the evidence suggests otherwise (= that he is not). Under the Bill of Rights, a person is presumed innocent until proved otherwise (= guilty). Protestors were executed, jailed or otherwise persecuted. Marion Morrison, otherwise known as the film star John Wayne, was born in 1907.formal I can't meet you on Tuesday - I'm otherwise engaged/occupied (= doing something else).

otherwise adverb (NOT INCLUDING)

B2 except for what has just been referred to: The bike needs a new saddle, but otherwise it's in good condition. The poor sound quality ruined an otherwise splendid film.

otherwise

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/ formal
used to show that something is completely different from what you think it is or from what was previously stated: He might have told you he was a qualified electrician, but the truth is quite otherwise.
(Definition of otherwise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de otherwise
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “otherwise” en otros diccionarios

Tesauro SMART: Either, or, neither, nor

“otherwise”: synonyms and related words:

También encontrarás palabras, frases y sinónimos relacionados con los temas:

Palabra del día

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Palabra del día

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford​,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Aprende más 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Aprende más