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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Else'

Else Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    else adj
  1. other than what is under consideration or implied; "ask somebody else"; "I don't know what else to do"; "where else can we look?"
  2. more; "would you like anything else?"; "I have nothing else to say" [syn: else(ip), additional] adv
  3. additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner; "nobody else is here"; "she ignored everything else"; "I don't know where else to look"; "when else can we have the party?"; "couldn't decide how else it could be done"
  4. (usually used with `or') if not, then; "watch your step or else you may fall"; "leave or else I'll get angry"
Else Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Else \Else\, a. & pron. [OE. & AS. elles otherwise, gen. sing. of an adj. signifying other; akin to OHG. elles otherwise, OSw. ["a]ljes, Sw. eljest, Goth. aljis, adj., other, L. alius, Gr. ?. 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. Note: 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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Else \Else\, adv. & conj.
  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. Note: After `or', else is sometimes used expletively, as simply noting an alternative. ``Will you give thanks, . . . or else shall I?'' --Shak.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Else'

  • Else: Else may refer to: Else (programming), a concept in computer programming " "Else" (song), a 1999 rock song. The Else , a 2007 alternative rock ...
  • Else (Werre): The Else is a left tributary of the river Werre in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia and in southern Lower Saxony . The Else is a ...
  • Nothing Else Matters: "Nothing Else Matters" is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica . It was released as the fourth single from their eponymous ...
  • Somebody Else's Problem: Somebody Else's Problem (also known as Someone Else's Problem or SEP) is an effect that causes people to ignore matters which are generally ...
  • Somewhere Else: Somewhere Else may refer to: Somewhere Else (Marillion album) Somewhere Else (Eva Avila album) Somewhere Else (Sun Ra album), an album by Sun ...
  • Somebody Else's Guy: "Somebody Else's Guy" is a song written and popularized by Jocelyn Brown in April 1984. In 1997, the song was covered by musician CeCe ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Else'

  • Meaning: Danish form of Scottish Ailsa which is either the diminutive of Elizabeth (pledge from God) or named for the island, Ailsa Craig.
  • Origin: Danish
  • Gender: Female

'Else' in famous quotation sentence

* Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* All men have the stars, but they do not mean the same things for different people. For some they are guides, for others, no more than little lights in the sky. But all these are silent. You--you alone have the stars as no one else has them - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

* For everything you have missed, you have gained something else and for everything you gain, you lose something. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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