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English definition of “other”

other

determiner (DIFFERENT)    /ˈʌð.ər/ US  //
B1 different from the thing or person already mentioned: I've no cash - is there no other way of paying? He likes travelling abroad and learning about other people's customs and traditions. → See also anotherDifferent and difference the other day, week, etc. B1 referring to a day, week, etc. in the recent past without saying exactly when it was: I saw him just the other day/night.In the past other than C1 formal different from or except: Holidays other than those in this brochure do not have free places for children. The form cannot be signed by anyone other than yourself.Different and differenceExcluding in a negative sentence, used to mean 'except': There's nothing on TV tonight, other than rubbish.Excluding in other words B2 used to introduce an explanation that is simpler than the one given earlier: He was economical with the truth - in other words, he was lying.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying or other C1 informal used when you cannot or do not want to be exact about the information you are giving: The event was held in some park or other. We'll find someone or other to help us.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable anotherGrammar:OrOr is a conjunction that connects two or more possibilities or alternatives. It connects words, phrases and clauses which are the same grammatical type:See moreGrammar:Other, others, the other or another?See moreGrammar:OtherOther means ‘additional or extra’, or ‘alternative’, or ‘different types of’.See moreGrammar:The otherSee moreGrammar:AnotherWhen we use the indefinite article an before other, we write it as one word: another. Another means ‘one more’ or ‘an additional or extra’, or ‘an alternative or different’.See more
(Definition of other determiner (DIFFERENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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