adj. second, relating to one of two, other,. Phr.: day and other, continuallyEtymology: Anglo-Saxon oðer : Old Saxon óðar, andar; cp. Old High German ander (Otfrid)Gothic anthar, Skt. antara. For the suffix -thar cf. Forther

other : This word is often improperly omitted from general comparisons; for instance, “All men are better than he” obviously should be “All other men,” etc., as the person excepted of necessity belongs to the class embraced by “all men.”

other , otherwise : When these words introduce a clause of comparison they should be followed by the conjunction than, instead of which the words but and except are often erroneously introduced. Than is indeed the conjunction of simple comparison, and should be used after adjectives in the comparative degree. In better usage else is also followed by than, unless the word is introduced, as frequently, without appreciably adding effect to the sentence; as, “She did nothing (else ) but weep,” though even here the introduction of the unnecessary word would make than the preferable sequence. “He knew no other course than this”--not but or except. “It can not operate otherwise than for good”--not but. “No quicker did he climb the rope than (not but ) back he fell.”