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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Other \Oth"er\, pron. & a. [AS. [=o][eth]er; akin to OS.
[=a][eth]ar, [=o][eth]ar, D. & G. ander, OHG. andar, Icel.
annarr, Sw. annan, Dan. anden, Goth. an[thorn]ar, Skr.
antara: cf. L. alter; all orig. comparatives: cf. Skr. anya
other. [root]180. Cf. Alter.]
Usage: [Formerly other was used both as singular and plural.]
1. Different from that which, or the one who, has been
specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second
Each of them made other for to win. --Chaucer.
Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
to him the other also. --Matt. v. 39.
2. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side
of a river.
3. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every;
as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every
4. Left, as opposed to right. [Obs.]
A distaff in her other hand she had. --Spenser.
Note: Other is a correlative adjective, or adjective pronoun,
often in contrast with one, some, that, this,
The one shall be taken, and the other left.
And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell
into good ground. --Matt. xiii.
It is also used, by ellipsis, with a noun, expressed or
To write this, or to design the other. --Dryden.
It is written with the indefinite article as one word,
another; is used with each, indicating a reciprocal
action or relation; and is employed absolutely, or
eliptically for other thing, or other person, in which
case it may have a plural.
The fool and the brutish person perish, and leave
their wealth to others. --Ps. xlix.
If he is trimming, others are true. --Thackeray.
Other is sometimes followed by but, beside, or besides;
but oftener by than.
No other but such a one as he. --Coleridge.
Other lords beside thee have had dominion over
us. --Is. xxvi.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is
laid. --1 Cor. iii.
The whole seven years of . . . ignominy had been
little other than a preparation for this very
Other some, some others. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
The other day, at a certain time past, not distant, but
indefinite; not long ago; recently; rarely, the third day
Bind my hair up: as 't was yesterday?
No, nor t' other day. --B. Jonson.
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