determiner, adjective, pronoun
1 used when there are two people, things etc to mean the one that is not being used, the one that you do not already have etc: the other: She was driving the car with one hand and wiping the window with the other. | I've got mud all over my trousers - are my others clean? | the other person, thing etc: On weekends I do all my housework on one day so the other day I'm free to relax. | the other one: I recognize one of the guitarists but who's the other one?
2 used to mean all the people, things etc that are not the particular one you are talking about: the other people/things etc: Olivia is cleverer than all the other children in the class. | The museum may be closed but the other tourist places are open. | the others: The wine glasses got broken but some of the others are alright. | other ones: I bought this dress on sale. There were other ones that were nicer but I could only afford this one.
3 used to mean more people or things in addition to the ones you already have or are talking about: other people/things etc: I know you've met Peter but I have two other brothers as well. | I'm sure if you asked other people they would say the same.
4 used to mean the people or things which are different from the ones you already have or are talking about: Making omelettes is one way to cook eggs but there are others you know. | some/any/no etc other thing: I'm busy - we'll have to meet some other time. | Do you know of any other job where you get as many benefits as this one?
5 others (plural) other people or things: some of these lapel microphones are better than others.
6 other than apart from a particular person or thing; except: You should get a little stiffness but other than that there should be no side effects. | How can you say that religion is anything other than a way of controlling people?
7 none other than used when saying who someone is when you are surprised or shocked to find out exactly who they are: The winner of `journalist of the year' was none other than the editor's daughter.
a) on the other side/bank etc on the opposite side of the road, river etc, facing you: There is a book store on the other side of the road.
b) the other way/direction etc in the opposite direction to the one you are moving in already: She thought it unusual that all the traffic was going the other way.
9 the other end/side etc the end, side etc of something that is furthest away from where you are now: My car broke down on the other side of town. | The woman on the other end of the phone didn't really understand what I'd asked for.
10 the other way around/round BrE if the situation is the other way around, it is actually the opposite of how you thought it was: If you look at it the other way around, the soldiers were only trying to protect themselves.
11 the other day/morning etc especially spoken on a recent day, morning etc: I saw Rufus the other day.
12 something/someone etc or other used to mean a particular thing, person etc or any thing or person that is similar: Don't worry, we'll get the money somehow or other.
13 in other words used to express an idea or opinion in a way that is easier to understand: The company claims it's got to rationalize its workforce, in other words many of the staff will lose their jobs.
—compare another, —see also: each other, every other every (7) on the one hand ... on the other hand hand 1 (36)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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