Webster 1913 Edition
[OE. & AS.
ellesotherwise, gen. sing. of an adj. signifying
other; akin to OHG.
aljis, adj., other, L.
alius, Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
Other; one or something beside;“Bastards and else.”
elseis coming? What
elseshall I give? Do you expect anything
☞ 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.”
Besides; except that mentioned; in addition;
else; no one
Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.
For thou desirest not sacrifice;
elsewould 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?”
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
1.Beside; except that mentioned; as, no where else.