other
Pronunciation
  • (British)
    • (RP) IPA: /ˈʌðə(ɹ)/, [ˈɐðə(ɹ)]
    • (Northern England) IPA: /ʊðə/
  • (America)
    • (GA) IPA: /ˈʌðɚ/
  • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: /ˈɐðə/, [ˈäðə]

Adjective

other (not comparable)

  1. See other (determiner) below
  2. second.
    I get paid every other week.
  3. Alien.
  4. Different.
  5. (obsolete) Left, as opposed to right.
    • Spenser
      A distaff in her other hand she had.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
Noun

other (plural others)

  1. An other, another (person, etc), more often rendered as another.
    I'm afraid little Robbie does not always play well with others.
  2. The other one; the second of two.
    One boat is not better than the other.
    • 1699, Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet, Heads designed for an essay on conversations ↗
      Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
Translations
Determiner
  1. Not the one or ones previously referred to.
    Other people would do it differently.
Antonyms Translations
Adverb

other (not comparable)

  1. Apart from; in the phrase "other than".
    Other than that, I'm fine.
  2. (obsolete) Otherwise.
    It shall none other be. — Chaucer.
    If you think other. — Shakespeare.
Related terms Translations
Verb

other (others, present participle othering; past and past participle othered)

  1. (transitive) To regard, label or treat as an "other", as not part of the same group; to view as different and alien.
    • 2008, John F. Borland, University of Connecticut, The under-representation of Black females:
      [...] and Black males have not taken her seriously politically (gender); and the color of her skin has marginalized her (race and "othered" her when compared with White women, who have also worked to silence her political views.
  2. (transitive) To treat as different or separate; segregate; ostracise.
    • 2007, Christopher Emdin, City University of New York. Urban Education, Exploring the contexts of urban science classrooms:
      In this scenario, the young lady who had spoken had been othered by her peers and her response to my question had been dismissed as invalid despite the fact that she was alright.



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