American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Other; different: Ask somebody else.
- adj. Additional; more: Would you like anything else?
- adv. In a different or additional time, place, or manner: I always do it this way and I don't know how else it could be done. Where else do you want to go besides Miami?
- adv. If not; otherwise: Be careful, or else you will make a mess.
- idiom. or else Regardless of any extenuating circumstances: Be there on time or else!
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In another or a different manner; in some other way; to a different purpose; otherwise.
- In another or a different case; if the fact were different; otherwise.
- Besides; other than the person, thing, place, etc., mentioned: after an interrogative or indefinite pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb (who, what, where, etc., anybody, anything, somebody, something, nobody, nothing, all, little, etc.), as a quasi-adjective, equivalent to other: as, who else is coming? what else shall give you? do you expect anything else?
- [The phrases anybody else, somebody else, nobody else, etc., have a unitary meaning, as if one word, and properly take a possessive case (with the suffix at the end of the phrase): as, this is somebody else's hat; nobody else's children act so.]
- adj. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
- adv. Otherwise, if not.
- conj. For otherwise; or else.
- conj. computing but if the condition of the previous if clause is false, do the following.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Other; one or something beside
- adv. Besides; except that mentioned; in addition
- adv. Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.
- From Middle English, from Old English elles ("other, otherwise, different"), from Proto-Germanic *aljas (“of another, of something else”), genitive of *aljaz (“other”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elios, *al- (“other”, pronoun). Cognate with Old Frisian elles ("other"), Old High German elles, ellies ("other"), Danish eller ("or"), Danish ellers ("otherwise"), Swedish eljes, eljest ("or else, otherwise"), Norwegian elles ("else, otherwise"), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌹𐍃 (aljis, "other"), Latin alius ("other, another"), Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos), αἶλος (Arcadocypriot), (Modern Greek αλλιώς (alliṓs, "otherwise, else")). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English elles, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We had to go pick up papers, fill out papers, sign papers, drop off papers, stand in lines, walk here, walk there, wait somewhere else, pay for something else ”
“And Mr. Harvey, who thought something else, thought _something else_.”
“Your brothers may have their own business to mind, Mr. Kenyon is at New York, we will suppose; here am I-- what else, _what else_ makes me count my cleverness to you, as I know I have done more than once, by word and letter, but the real wish to be set at work?”
“And, therefore, in the _infancy of learning_, and in rude times, when those conceptions which are now trivial, were then new, _the world was full of parables and similitudes_, for else would men either have passed over _without mark, or else_ REJECTED FOR PARADOXES, that which was offered _before they had understood or judged_.”
“It is very easy to say _something else -- something else_.”
“But fishing tackle! hell no! nothin else is as heavy as lead! we would have to carry huge steel weights in out bags!”
“Although no word on an international release Majesco will most likely bring the title else where.”
“Except neither Obama nor anyone else is suggesting an annual near-trillion in stimulus, so your comparison is illogical.”
“As long as most people think they someone else is paying, they will demand more andmore.”
“The problems come when, that principal comes due and no one else is willing to loan you money.”
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