other

other
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ōther; akin to Old High German andar other, Sanskrit antara Date: before 12th century 1. a. being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included <
held on with one hand and waved with the other one
>
b. being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied <
taller than the other boys
>
c. second <
every other day
>
2. not the same ; different <
any other color would have been better
>
<
something other than it seems to be
>
3. additional <
sold in the United States and 14 other countries
>
4. a. recently past <
the other evening
>
b. former <
in other times
>
5. disturbingly or threateningly different ; alien, exotic II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. one that remains of two or more b. a thing opposite to or excluded by something else <
went from one side to the other
>
<
nature as the other of culture
>
2. a different or additional one <
the others came later
>
3. a. one (as another person) that is psychologically differentiated from the self b. often capitalized one considered by members of a dominant group as alien, exotic, threatening, or inferior (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics) III. pronoun, sometimes plural in construction Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete a. one of two that remains b. each preceding one 2. a different or additional one <
something or other
>
IV. adverb Date: 13th century otherwise — used with than <
was unable to see them other than by going to their home
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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