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Definition 1: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where other or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • today isn't any other day
  • the construction of highways and other public works
  • he asked for other employment
  • any other person would tell the truth
  • his other books are still in storage
  • then we looked at the other house
  • hearing was good in his other ear
  • the other sex
  • she lived on the other side of the street from me
  • went in the other direction

(other is similar to ...) the other one of a complementary pair

"the opposite sex" "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

(other is similar to ...) distinctly separate from the first

"that's another (or different) issue altogether"

(other is similar to ...) any of various alternatives; some other

"put it off to another (or some other) day"

(other is similar to ...) distinct or separate

"each interviewed different members of the community"

(other is similar to ...) other than the former one(s); different

"they now have a new leaders" "my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it" "ready to take a new direction"

(other is similar to ...) other than as supposed or expected

"the outcome was otherwise"

(other is similar to ...) being directly across from each other; facing

"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm" "we lived on opposite sides of the street" "at opposite poles"

(other is similar to ...) moving or facing away from each other

"looking in opposite directions" "they went in opposite directions"

(means also ...) independent; not united or joint

"a problem consisting of two separate issues" "they went their separate ways" "formed a separate church"

(... are attributes of other) the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known

Definition 2: recently past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where other or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the other evening

(other is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

Definition 3: very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where other or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail

(other is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

Definition 4: belonging to the distant past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where other or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the early inhabitants of Europe
  • former generations
  • in other times

Synonyms for other in the sense of this definition

(other is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

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