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Webster 1913 Edition


Else

Else

,
Adj.
& p
ron.
[OE. & AS.
elles
otherwise, gen. sing. of an adj. signifying
other
; akin to OHG.
elles
otherwise, OSw.
äljes
, Sw.
eljest
, Goth.
aljis
, adj., other, L.
alius
, Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
Alias
,
Alien
.]
Other; one or something beside;
as, Who
else
is coming? What
else
shall I give? Do you expect anything
else
?
“Bastards and else.”
Shak.
☞ This word always follows its noun. It is usual to give the possessive form to else rather than to the substantive; as, somebody else’s; no one else's. “A boy who is fond of somebody else's pencil case.”
G. Eliot.
“A suit of clothes like everybody else's.”
Thackeray.

Else

,
adv.
& c
onj.
1.
Besides; except that mentioned; in addition;
as, nowhere
else
; no one
else
.
2.
Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.
For thou desirest not sacrifice;
else
would I give it.
Ps. li. 16.
☞ After ‘or', else is sometimes used expletively, as simply noting an alternative. “Will you give thanks, . . . or else shall I?”
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Else

ELSE

,
Adj.
or pron. els. [L. alius, alias. See Alien.]
Other; one or something beside. Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect any thing else? [This word, if considered to be an adjective or pronoun, never precedes its noun,but always follows it.

ELSE

,
adv.
els.
Otherwise; in the other case; if the fact were different. Thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it; that is, if thou didst desire sacrifice, I would give it. Ps. v.16. Repent, or else I will come to thee quickly; that is, repent, or if thou shouldst not repent, if the case or fact should be different, I will come to thee quickly. Rev.2.5.
1.
Beside; except that mentioned; as, no where else.

Definition 2022


Else

Else

See also: else and -else

Danish

Proper noun

Else

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 59 911 females with the given name Else have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɛlzə/

Proper noun

Else

  1. A female given name borrowed from Danish.

Norwegian

Etymology

Contraction of Elisabeth.

Proper noun

Else

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 13 270 females with the given name Else living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

else

else

See also: Else and -else

English

Adjective

else (not comparable)

  1. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
    Can anyone else (=any other person) help me?
    What else (=what other thing) is there?

Usage notes

  • This adjective usually follows an indefinite or interrogative pronoun, as in the examples above. In other cases, the adjective other is typically used.

Derived terms

Translations

Adverb

else (not comparable)

  1. Otherwise, if not.
    How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
    I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?

Usage notes

  • (otherwise): This word frequently follows interrogative adverbs, such as how, why, and when, as well as the derived however, why ever, and whenever.

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Derived terms

Translations

Conjunction

else

  1. For otherwise; or else.
    Then the Wronskian of f and g must be nonzero, else they could not be linearly independent.
  2. (computing, in many programming languages and pseudocode) but if the condition of the previous if clause is false, do the following.
    if (edits.Count == 0) { NoEditsLabel.Visible = true; }
    else { EditHistory.Show(edits); }

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See also

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: stand · past · suppose · #503: else · entered · none · river

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Italian

Noun

else f

  1. plural of elsa

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