other Definition

  • 1used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about
  • 2additional or further
  • 3different; alternative

Using other: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "other" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have two pens, one is black and the other is blue.

  • Example

    Do you have any other questions?

  • Example

    I need to find another way to get there.

  • Example

    The other team won the game.

  • Example

    I don't like this shirt, do you have any other colors?

  • Example

    The other day, I saw a movie that was really good.

other Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with other

  • used to refer to two or more people or things that are the same


    The twins look exactly like each other.

  • in the opposite order or way to what has just been mentioned


    I thought she was my friend, but it turned out to be the other way around.

  • the opposite or contrasting aspect of something


    On the one hand, he's very talented, but on the other side of the coin, he can be difficult to work with.

Origins of other

from Old English 'ōther', of Germanic origin


Summary: other in Brief

The word 'other' [ˈʌðər] refers to something or someone that is different or distinct from what has already been mentioned. It can also mean additional or further, as in 'Do you have any other questions?' or 'I need to find another way to get there.' 'Other' is used as a determiner, pronoun, or adjective and has synonyms like 'different,' 'alternative,' and 'diverse.' Phrases like 'each other' and 'the other way around' use 'other' to denote contrast or opposition.

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