Definitions

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

  • adverb In another way; differently.
  • adverb Under other circumstances.
  • adverb In other respects.
  • adverb Used to indicate a category to which the preceding adverb does not apply.
  • adverb Or else.
  • conjunction If not; or else.
  • adjective Other than supposed; different.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Different; of a different kind or character.
  • Else; but for the reason indicated.
  • On the other hand.
  • In a different manner or way; differently.
  • By other means; from other causes; on other terms.
  • In other respects; under other circumstances; in a different case.

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

  • adverb In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.
  • adverb In other respects.
  • adverb In different circumstances; under other conditions.

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

  • adverb manner Differently, in another way.
  • adverb conjunctive In different circumstances; or else.
  • adverb conjunctive In all other respects.
  • adjective Other than supposed, different.

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

  • adverb in other respects or ways
  • adjective other than as supposed or expected
  • adverb in another and different manner

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English (on) ōthere wīsan, (in) another manner : ōthre, dative of ōther, other + wīsan, dative of wīse, manner; see wise.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

other +‎ -wise

Examples

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  • this is because, i once new a swedish guy who would pronounce this word as "udderwize".

    May 21, 2008