- The definition of other is the remaining or different one.
An example of other is someone choosing between two people in a line-up and saying it wasn't the man they're pointing at but the man standing next to him, the other man.
Three of these kids are girls but the other one is a boy.
other definition by Webster's New World
- being the remaining one or ones of two or more: Bill and the other boys
- different or distinct from that or those referred to or implied: use your other foot, not Jane but some other girl
- different in nature or kind: it is other than you think
- further or additional: to have no other coat
- former: the customs of other times
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to German ander, Gothic anthar ; from Indo-European an unverified form anteros, the other of two (; from base an unverified form an, there plush comparative suffix) from source Sanskrit ántara-
- the other one: each loved the other
- another or some other person or thing: to do as others do
- otherness noun
other definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Being the remaining one of two or more: the other ear.b. Being the remaining ones of several: His other books are still in storage.
- Different from that or those implied or specified: Any other person would tell the truth.
- Of a different character or quality: “a strange, other dimension . . . where his powers seemed to fail” (Lance Morrow).
- Of a different time or era either future or past: other centuries; other generations.
- Additional; extra: I have no other shoes.
- Opposite or contrary; reverse: the other side.
- Alternate; second: every other day.
- Of the recent past: just the other day.
- a. The remaining one of two or more: One took a taxi, and the other walked home.b. others The remaining ones of several: After her departure the others resumed the discussion.
- a. A different person or thing: one hurricane after the other.b. An additional person or thing: How many others will come later?
- A different or an additional person or thing: We'll get someone or other to replace him.
- others People aside from oneself: “the eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages” (Virginia Woolf).
Origin: Middle English, from Old English ōther; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
other - Phrases/Idioms
of all others
the other day (or night, afternoon, etc.)