Being the remaining one of two or more: the other ear. Being the remaining ones of several: His other books are still in storage. Different from that or those implied or specified: Any other person would tell the truth. Of a different character or quality: "a strange, other dimension . . . where his powers seemed to fail\u201d ( Lance Morrow). Of a different time or era either future or past: other centuries; other generations. Additional; extra: I have no other shoes. Opposite or contrary; reverse: the other side. Alternate; second: every other day. Of the recent past: just the other day. The remaining one of two or more: One took a taxi, and the other walked home. The remaining ones of several: After her departure the others resumed the discussion. A different person or thing: one hurricane after the other. An additional person or thing: How many others will come later? A different or an additional person or thing: We'll get someone or other to replace him. People aside from oneself: "the eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages\u201d ( Virginia Woolf). In another way; otherwise; differently: The car performed other than perfectly.