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I have to avoid things like 'World of Warcraft' or 'Minecraft', otherwise I'd never get any work done.
Ernest Cline

Meaning of "otherwise" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OTHERWISE

From Old English on ōthre wīsan in other manner.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OTHERWISE

otherwise  [ˈʌðəˌwaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTHERWISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Otherwise can act as an adjective, an adverb and a pronoun.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES OTHERWISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Otherwise

Otherwise may refer to: ▪ Otherwise, a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada ▪ E's Otherwise, 2003 anime television series adaptation of E's...

Definition of otherwise in the English dictionary

The first definition of otherwise in the dictionary is or else; if not, then. Other definition of otherwise is differently. Otherwise is also in other respects.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OTHERWISE


altarwise
ˈɔːltəˌwaɪz
chequerwise
ˈtʃekəˌwaɪz
clockwise
ˈklɒkˌwaɪz
contrariwise
ˈkɒntrərɪˌwaɪz
cornerwise
ˈkɔːnəˌwaɪz
counterclockwise
ˌkaʊntəˈklɒkˌwaɪz
dexterwise
ˈdekstəˌwaɪz
dropwise
ˈdrɒpˌwaɪz
lengthwise
ˈlɛŋθˌwaɪz
likewise
ˈlaɪkˌwaɪz
mirrorwise
ˈmɪrəˌwaɪz
pairwise
ˈpɛəˌwaɪz
piecewise
ˈpiːsˌwaɪz
saltirewise
ˈsɔːltaɪəˌwaɪz
scissorwise
ˈsɪzəˌwaɪz
spirewise
ˈspaɪəˌwaɪz
squarewise
ˈskwɛəˌwaɪz
stepwise
ˈstɛpˌwaɪz
streetwise
ˈstriːtˌwaɪz
sunwise
ˈsʌnˌwaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTHERWISE

other
other from
other ranks
other than
other things being equal
other world
other-directed
othergates
otherguess
otherness
others
otherwhere
otherwhile
otherworldish
otherworldliness
otherworldly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTHERWISE

airwise
anticlockwise
anywise
be wise
bendwise
coastwise
crosswise
edgewise
longwise
nowise
overwise
penny-wise
sidewise
stairwise
taperwise
unwise
weather-wise
widthwise
wise
worldly-wise

Synonyms and antonyms of otherwise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OTHERWISE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «otherwise» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of otherwise

Translation of «otherwise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OTHERWISE

Find out the translation of otherwise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of otherwise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «otherwise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

否则
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

por lo demás
570 millions of speakers

English

otherwise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अन्यथा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِطَرِيقَةٍ أُخَرَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иначе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de outra maneira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্যভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autrement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebaliknya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

andernfalls
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

別なふうに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한편으로는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Digunakake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặt khác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இல்லையெனில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अन्यथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksi takdirde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

altrimenti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

inaczej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інакше
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

altfel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλιώς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anders
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

annorlunda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

annerledes
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of otherwise

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTHERWISE»

The term «otherwise» is very widely used and occupies the 1.042 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OTHERWISE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «otherwise» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «otherwise» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about otherwise

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10 QUOTES WITH «OTHERWISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word otherwise.
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Steve Albini
Cooking is about presenting flavors and other aspects of food in a way that makes best use of them and makes an engaging, satisfying meal. Taste necessarily comes into it along with technique. Some ingredients require cooking, cleaning or otherwise denaturing them, some are fine as they are.
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Pietro Aretino
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
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Kiran Bedi
I had a clear vision: if I take up an assignment, I'll do full justice to it; otherwise I'll walk away.
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Howard Berman
How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product?
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Juliette Binoche
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
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Eddie Campbell
I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan.
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Vint Cerf
Governments should look at investment in broadband as a national priority on the grounds that having broadband access for virtually everyone creates opportunities for the development of the economy that wouldn't otherwise be available.
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Salmon P. Chase
The child is pronounced pretty. I think it quite otherwise.
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Jim Clark
No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming.
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Ernest Cline
I have to avoid things like 'World of Warcraft' or 'Minecraft', otherwise I'd never get any work done.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTHERWISE»

Discover the use of otherwise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to otherwise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wise & Otherwise
These Are Just Some Of The Poignant And Eye-Opening Stories About People From All Over The Country That Sudha Murty Recounts In This Book.
Sudha Murty, 2006
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Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all sheila tubman in Judy blume’s five Fudge books. brand-new covers ...
Judy Blume, 2011
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Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence
A sequel to Levinas' Totality and Infinity.
E. Levinas, 1981
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Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique
DIVA critical examination of what constitutes the varied positions grouped together as Asian American, seen in relation to both American and transnational forces./div ""Imagine Otherwise" is a provocative work.
Kandice Chuh, 2003
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Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its ...
In Experimental Otherwise, Benjamin Piekut takes the reader into the heart of what we mean by "experimental" in avant-garde music.
Benjamin Piekut, 2011
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Architecture Oriented Otherwise
Drawing on an encyclopedic reading of contemporary philosophy, as well as from the work of architects whose work he admires, including Peter Zumthor, Renzo Piano, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright, Leatherbarrow challenges us to ...
David Leatherbarrow, 2009
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OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and ...
This is not touchy-feely stuff, but crucial information for businesspeople everywhere whose success depends on embracing the new realities of their workforce, their suppliers, and their customers.
Dick Martin, 2012
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Thinking Allegory Otherwise
Indeed, all language is allegorical. This collection proves the truth of this statement, but more importantly, it shows the consequences of it.
Brenda Machosky, 2010
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Otherwise Engaged
Bestselling author Eileen Goudge ponders "what might have been" in this tender, provocative tale of two best friends who exchange lives -- and discover the surprising places where their deepest joys and satisfactions live.
Eileen Goudge, 2005
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Innocent 'til Proven Otherwise
Ali doesn't do reckless, and she certainly doesn't do one-night stands—until one intoxicating night with the most lethally attractive man she's ever laid eyes on.… More shocking still, when Ali meets the lawyer holding her career in his ...
Amy Andrews, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTHERWISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term otherwise is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ukraine Must Apply For EU Membership by 2020, Otherwise Face …
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine must make it's membership application to the European Union by 2020, otherwise the process could take 25 ... «Sputnik US, Jul 15»
2
Mapfre Re bolsters otherwise disappointing H1 results
Mapfre's reinsurance and global risks divisions recorded solid results for the first half of 2015, bolstering what was otherwise a disappointing six ... «Inside FAC, Jul 15»
3
Pew: Chinese stay optimistic in an otherwise gloomy world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a recent slowdown, the Chinese feel better about their economy than people in any other country. The Pew ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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Movie Review: Performances emerge the winner in otherwise too …
A flurry of haymakers in the form of boxing movie cliches, "Southpaw" was conceived as a loose remake of "The Champ." Does it succeed? «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
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Commentary: Boone Co. commissioners campaigned on fiscal …
Commentary: Boone Co. commissioners campaigned on fiscal conservatism, but actions say otherwise. Jul 23rd, 2015 · 0 Comment. Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest ... «User-generated content, Jul 15»
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Boston says it's fixing potholes, but this investigation found otherwise
Walk around Boston, and you might still see gnarly potholes, partially-filled pits, or orange caution cones covering holes, even though the City ... «Boston.com, Jul 15»
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Intentionally or otherwise, Schäuble has killed off the prospect of a …
One of the more controversial ideas put forward during the Greek debt crisis has been the suggestion by the German Finance Minister, ... «EUROPP - European Politics and Policy, Jul 15»
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CRE Investments a Bright Spot for CalPERS, CalSTRS in Otherwise
Preliminary annual returns for the nation's two largest public pension funds came in well under policy benchmarks. The one upside for the two ... «CoStar Group, Jul 15»
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'Bin Roye' — Mahira shines in an otherwise weak storyline
Eid has a lot of traditions in our country and since the past few years, major film releases have become one of those. With a number of ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Slot This: Examining Two Puzzlers Following an Otherwise
MLB's draft signing deadline came and went Friday, bringing to an end one of the most wonderful and confusing periods on the baseball ... «Grantland, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Otherwise [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/otherwise>. Oct 2020 ».
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Islands",0],["GT","Guatemala",0],["GU","Guam",0],["GW","Guinea-Bissau",0],["GY","Guyana",0],["HM","Heard \u0026 McDonald Islands",0],["HN","Honduras",0],["HR","Croatia",0],["HT","Haiti",0],["IM","Isle of Man",0],["IO","British Indian Ocean Territory",0],["IQ","Iraq",0],["IR","Iran",0],["IS","Iceland",0],["JE","Jersey",0],["JM","Jamaica",0],["JO","Jordan",0],["KE","Kenya",0],["KG","Kyrgyzstan",0],["KH","Cambodia",0],["KI","Kiribati",0],["KM","Comoros",0],["KN","St. Kitts \u0026 Nevis",0],["KP","North Korea",0],["KW","Kuwait",0],["KY","Cayman Islands",0],["KZ","Kazakhstan",0],["LA","Laos",0],["LB","Lebanon",0],["LC","St. Lucia",0],["LI","Liechtenstein",0],["LK","Sri Lanka",0],["LR","Liberia",0],["LS","Lesotho",0],["LT","Lithuania",0],["LU","Luxembourg",0],["LV","Latvia",0],["LY","Libya",0],["MA","Morocco",0],["MC","Monaco",0],["MD","Moldova",0],["ME","Montenegro",0],["MF","St. Martin",0],["MG","Madagascar",0],["MH","Marshall Islands",0],["MK","Macedonia 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