Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to something or someone else; different.
  • adj. Pertaining or directed toward others; otherish.
  • adv. Otherwise; differently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Otherwise.

Etymologies

From other +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English otherliche, from Old English ōþerlīċe ("otherwise, differently"), equivalent to other +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old Saxon ōþarlīk, Old High German andarlīh, Icelandic annarligur, Gothic  (anþarleiko, "otherwise"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.