Otherwise

  • 1 Otherwise — may refer to: Difference Negative Pseudonym, as in otherwise known as or also known as See also All pages beginning with Otherwise All pages with titles containing Otherwise Otherwise Engaged, comic play by English playwright Simon Gray Otherwise …

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  • 2 Otherwise — Oth er*wise , adv. [Other + wise manner.] [1913 Webster] 1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thy father was a worthy prince, And merited, alas! a better fate; But Heaven… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 otherwise — [uth′ər wīz΄] adv. [ME othre wise < OE on othre wisan: see WISE2] 1. in another manner; differently [to believe otherwise] 2. in all other points or respects [an otherwise intelligent person] 3. in other circumstances 4 …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 otherwise — • Professor Southern gave us some stimulating reflections about the aims, development, and achievements (or otherwise) of the Honour School of Modern History W. A. Pantin, 1972 • It s the balance of foods you eat that is healthy or otherwise… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 otherwise — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 otherwise — contracted from O.E. phrase on oðre wisan in the other manner (see OTHER (Cf. other) + WISE (Cf. wise) (n.)), which in M.E. became oþre wise, and mid 14c. oþerwise …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 otherwise — [adv] in another way; alternatively any other way, contrarily, differently, diversely, elseways, if not, in different circumstances, on the other hand, or else, or then, under other conditions, variously; concept 544 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 otherwise — ► ADVERB 1) in different circumstances; or else. 2) in other respects. 3) in a different way. 4) alternatively. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a different state or situation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 otherwise — oth|er|wise W2S1 [ˈʌðəwaız US ˈʌðər ] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used when saying what bad thing will happen if something is not done ▪ You ll have to go now, otherwise you ll miss your bus. ▪ Put your coat on, otherwise you ll get cold. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 otherwise — 01. You d better wear a helmet when you go roller blading. [Otherwise], you could hurt yourself. 02. I m a little busy right now, so I can t come to the party. [Otherwise] I d come for sure. 03. You d better work on improving your pronunciation;… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 otherwise — oth|er|wise [ ʌðər,waız ] adverb *** Otherwise can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said: We must hurry; otherwise we ll miss the train. as an ordinary adverb: You re… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 otherwise — [[t]ʌ̱ðə(r)waɪz[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl You use otherwise after stating a situation or fact, in order to say what the result or consequence would be if this situation or fact was not the case. Make a note of the questions you want to ask. You …

    English dictionary

  • 13 otherwise — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) a word meaning if not , often used when there will be a bad result if something does not happen: You ll have to go now, otherwise you ll miss your bus. | They got two free tickets to Canada, otherwise they d never have… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 otherwise */*/*/ — UK [ˈʌðə(r)ˌwaɪz] / US [ˈʌðərˌwaɪz] adverb Summary: Otherwise can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said: We must hurry; otherwise we ll miss the train. as an ordinary… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 otherwise — adv. & adj. adv. 1 else; or else; in the circumstances other than those considered etc. (bring your umbrella, otherwise you will get wet). 2 in other respects (he is untidy, but otherwise very suitable). 3 (often foll. by than) in a different way …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 otherwise — I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English (on) ōthre wīsan in another manner Date: before 12th century something or anything else ; something to the contrary < do very little to enforce competition and have never intended otherwise… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 otherwise — /udh euhr wuyz /, adv. 1. under other circumstances: Otherwise they may get broken. 2. in another manner; differently: Under the circumstances, I can t believe otherwise. 3. in other respects: an otherwise happy life. conj. 4. or else; if not:… …

    Universalium

  • 18 otherwise*/*/*/ — [ˈʌðəˌwaɪz] adv 1) used for saying that if one thing does not happen or is not true, something else will happen, usually something bad I hope the weather improves. Otherwise, we ll have to cancel the picnic.[/ex] The programme has saved thousands …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 otherwise — oth•er•wise [[t]ˈʌð ərˌwaɪz[/t]] adv. 1) under other circumstances 2) in another manner; differently: I refuse to believe otherwise[/ex] 3) in other respects: an otherwise happy life[/ex] 4) or else: Button up your coat, otherwise you ll catch… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 otherwise — 1. adverb /ˈʌð.ə(ɹ)ˌwaɪz/ a) Differently, in another way. You may be right, but I think otherwise. b) In different circumstances. I’m not well today, otherwise I would have helped. Syn: contrarily, contrastingly …

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