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"other" in American English

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otherpronoun

us   /ˈʌð·ər/
  • other pronoun (PART OF A SET)

the second of two things or people, or the item or person that is left from a group or set of things: Hold the racket in one hand and the ball in the other. Some people like living in big cities, but others prefer the suburbs.
or other
Or other is used after words such as some, someone, something, or somewhere when you cannot be exact about what you are saying: The event will be held in some park or other.

otheradjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈʌð·ər/
more of the same kind as the item or person already mentioned: In addition to the microwave oven, the kitchen has several other modern appliances. There is one other point I would like to discuss with you. Are there any other people you want to invite?
Other can be used at the end of a list to show that there are more items without being exact about what they are: milk, cheese, and other dairy products
different from the item or person already mentioned: I’m going to have to take the car – there’s no other way to get there. Ask me some other time, when I’m not so busy.
The other end/side means the opposite end or side: Put this chair at the other end of the table. Jeanne was waiting on the other side of the street.
(Definition of other from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"other" in British English

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otherdeterminer

uk   /ˈʌð.ər/ us   /ˈʌð.ɚ/
  • other determiner (ADDITIONAL)

A1 as well as the thing or person already mentioned: The product has many other time-saving features. There is no other work available at the moment. There is only one other person who could help us. Are there any other people we should ask? I found one earring - do you know where the other one is?
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A1 used at the end of a list to show that there are more things, without being exact about what they are: The plan has been opposed by schools, businesses and other local organizations. These two books will be especially useful for editors, journalists and other professional users of the language.

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  • other determiner (OPPOSITE)

the other side/end (of sth)

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B1 the opposite side or end of something: Put the chair at the other end of the desk. The man was waiting on the other side of the street.
  • other determiner (DIFFERENT)

B1 different from the thing or person already mentioned: Idon't have any cash - is there no other way of paying? He likes travelling abroad and learning about other people's customs and traditions.
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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.
other than
C1 different from or except: Cruises other than the ones listed below are not discounted at this time. The form cannot be signed by anyone other than yourself.
in a negative sentence, used to mean "except": There's nothing on TV tonight, other than the usual rubbish.
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.
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.

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otherpronoun

uk   /ˈʌð.ər/ us   /ˈʌð.ɚ/
A2 the second of two things or people, or the thing or person that is left in a group or set of things: Hold the racquet in one hand and the ball in the other. Some people prefer a vegetarian diet, while others prefer a meat-based diet. She gave me one book last week and promised to bring the others on Wednesday.
others [plural]

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B2 more ones: I only know about this book, but there might be others (= other books).
B1 people in general, not including yourself: You shouldn't expect others to do your work for you.

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(Definition of other from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"other" in Business English

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otheradjective

uk   /ˈʌðər/ us  
ACCOUNTING used to describe amounts of money, usually small amounts, that are added together and not listed under a separate name in financial records: These expenses are included under the headings 'utilities', 'taxes', and 'other'.
(Definition of other from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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