from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective One more; an additional.
  • adjective Distinctly different from the first.
  • adjective Some other.
  • pronoun An additional one.
  • pronoun A different one.
  • pronoun One of an undetermined number or group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A second, a further, an additional; one more, one further: with a noun expressed or understood. Of the same series.
  • “You mistake me, friend,” cries Partridge: “I did not mean to abuse the cloth; I only said your conclusion was a non sequitur.”
  • Of the same kind, nature, or character, though different in substance: used by way of comparison.
  • A different, distinct (with a noun expressed or understood); especially, of persons, a different person, some one else, any one else. Distinct in place, time, or personality, or non-identical individually.
  • Of a different kind, nature, or character, though the same in substance: used by way of contrast: as, he has become another man.
  • [Another always implies a series of two or more, starting with one, which is often necessarily expressed: as, he tried one, and then another; he went one way, and I went another; they went out one after another.
  • That is: Bear ye (each one of you) another's burdens. So each other (which see, under each).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
  • preposition Not the same; different.
  • preposition Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • determiner One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
  • determiner Not the same; different.
  • determiner Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective any of various alternatives; some other


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English on other : on, one; see one + other, other; see other.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

an + other.


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