Use the adjective other to distinguish something as being different or distinct. You might ask your friend if she's coming to the movies with you, or if she has other plans.

If you don't get the first job you apply for, you'll have to see if other places are hiring. If you're sweating in the hot summer sunshine, you might want to cross to the other side of the street. Other can take various meanings, from "opposite" to "strange" to "additional." You might also notice other in phrases like "how the other half live," meaning rich versus poor people, or "the other day" — a few days ago.

Definitions of other
  1. adjective
    not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
    “"today isn't any other day"- the White Queen”
    “the construction of highways and other public works”
    “he asked for other employment”
    “any other person would tell the truth”
    “his other books are still in storage”
    “then we looked at the other house”
    “hearing was good in his other ear”
    “she lived on the other side of the street from me”
    “went in the other direction”
    distinctly separate from the first
    another, some other
    any of various alternatives; some other
    distinct or separate
    other than the former one(s); different
    the other one of a complementary pair
    being directly across from each other; facing
    moving or facing away from each other
    other than as supposed or expected
    independent; not united or joint
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    same in identity
    aforementioned, aforesaid, said
    being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
    identical, selfsame, very
    being the exact same one; not any other
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  2. adjective
    very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected
    “"a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow”
    strange, unusual
    being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
  3. adjective
    recently past
    “the other evening”
    earlier than the present time; no longer current
  4. adjective
    belonging to the distant past
    “in other times”
    synonyms: early, former
    earlier than the present time; no longer current
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