Nearby words

  1. ote,
  2. otello,
  3. othello,
  4. othematoma,
  5. othemorrhagia,
  6. other day, the,
  7. other fish to fry,
  8. other good fish in the sea,
  9. other half,
  10. other man

Idioms

    every other, every alternate: a meeting every other week.

Origin of other

before 900; Middle English; Old English ōther (pronoun, adj., and noun); cognate with German ander, Gothic anthar; akin to Sanskrit antara-

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British Dictionary definitions for other

other

/ (ˈʌðə) /

determiner

pronoun

adverb

(usually used with a negative and foll by than) otherwise; differentlythey couldn't behave other than they do

Word Origin for other

Old English ōther; related to Old Saxon āthar, ōthar, Old High German andar

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Word Origin and History for other

other

adj.
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Idioms and Phrases with other

other

In addition to the idioms beginning with other

  • other day, the
  • other fish to fry
  • other good fish in the sea
  • other side of the coin
  • other side of the tracks
  • other than
  • other things being equal
  • other way round, the

also see:

  • at each other's throats
  • do unto others
  • each other
  • every other
  • in one ear and out the other
  • in someone's pocket (live in each other's pockets)
  • in other words
  • laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
  • look the other way
  • made for (each other)
  • none other than
  • on the one (the other) hand
  • or other
  • right (other) side of the tracks
  • shoe is on the other foot
  • six of one, half a dozen of the other
  • the other day
  • this and that (and the other)
  • turn the other cheek
  • wait for the other shoe to drop
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