among other(s meaning, among other(s definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( others    plural  )
When other follows the determiner an, it is written as one word: see another.     
1       adj   You use other to refer to an additional thing or person of the same type as one that has been mentioned or is known about.  
det ADJ, ADJ n  
They were just like any other young couple..., The communique gave no other details.     
      Other is also a pronoun., pron  
Four crewmen were killed, one other was injured..., In 1914 he (like so many others) lied about his age so that he could join the war effort.     
2       adj   You use other to indicate that a thing or person is not the one already mentioned, but a different one.  
det ADJ, ADJ n  
Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate and 48p per minute at all other times..., He would have to accept it; there was no other way...     
      Other is also a pronoun., pron  
This issue, more than any other, has divided her cabinet..., Some of these methods will work. Others will not.     
3       adj   You use theother to refer to the second of two things or people when the identity of the first is already known or understood, or has already been mentioned.  
det ADJ  
The Captain was at the other end of the room..., Half of PML's scientists have first degrees, the other half have PhDs.     
      Theother is also a pronoun., pron   the PRON  
Almost everybody had a cigarette in one hand and a martini in the other...     
4       adj   You use other at the end of a list or a group of examples, to refer generally to people or things like the ones just mentioned.  
det ADJ, ADJ n  
Queensway Quay will incorporate shops, restaurants and other amenities..., Place them in a jam jar, porcelain bowl, or other similar container.     
      Other is also a pronoun., pron  
Descartes received his stimulus from the new physics and astronomy of Copernicus, Galileo, and others.     
5       adj   You use theother to refer to the rest of the people or things in a group, when you are talking about one particular person or thing.  
det ADJ  
When the other pupils were taken to an exhibition, he was left behind.     
      Theothers is also a pronoun., pron   the PRON  
Aubrey's on his way here, with the others.     
6       adj   Other people are people in general, as opposed to yourself or a person you have already mentioned.  
ADJ n  
The suffering of other people appals me..., She likes to be with other people.     
      Others means the same as other people., pron  
His humour depended on contempt for others.     
7       adj   You use other in informal expressions of time such as the other day, the other evening, or the other week to refer to a day, evening, or week in the recent past.  
the ADJ n  
I rang her the other day and she said she'd like to come round...     
8    You use expressions like among other things or among others to indicate that there are several more facts, things, or people like the one or ones mentioned, but that you do not intend to mention them all.  
among other(s)             phrase   PHR with cl, oft PHR n     (vagueness)    He moved to England in 1980 where, among other things, he worked as a journalist..., His travels took him to Dublin, among other places..., He is expected to be supported at the meeting by Dennis Skinner and Tony Benn among others.     
9    If something happens, for example, every other day or every other month, there is a day or month when it does not happen between each day or month when it happens.  
every other day/week/month      phrase   usu PHR after v  
Their food is adequate. It includes meat at least every other day, vegetables and fruit..., Now that their children have grown up she joins Paddy in London every other week.     
10    You use every other to emphasize that you are referring to all the rest of the people or things in a group.  
every other      phrase   PHR n     (emphasis)    The same will apply in every other country.     
11    You use none other than and no other than to emphasize the name of a person or thing when something about that person or thing is surprising in a particular situation.  
none/no other than      phrase   PHR n     (emphasis)    He called together all his employees and announced that the manager was none other than his son.     
12    You use nothing other than and no other than when you are going to mention a course of action, decision, or description and emphasize that it is the only one possible in the situation.  
no/nothing other than      phrase   PHR n     (emphasis)    Nothing other than an immediate custodial sentence could be justified..., The rebels would not be happy with anything other than the complete removal of the current regime..., They have left us with no other choice than to take formal action.     
13    You use or other in expressions like somehow or other and someone or other to indicate that you cannot or do not want to be more precise about the information that you are giving.  
or other      phrase   n/adv PHR     (vagueness)    The Foundation is holding a dinner in honour of something or other..., Somehow or other he's involved.     
14    You use other than after a negative statement to say that the person, item, or thing that follows is the only exception to the statement.  
other than      phrase   with brd-neg, PHR n/-ing  
She makes no reference to any feminist work other than her own...     
    each other  
    one after the other  
    one or other  
    this, that and the other  
    in other words  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


, amongst  
1    amid, amidst, in association with, in the middle of, in the midst of, in the thick of, midst, surrounded by, together with, with  
2    between, to each of  
3    in the class of, in the company of, in the group of, in the number of, out of  
4    by all of, by the joint action of, by the whole of, mutually, with one another  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
(of sound) hollow and deep-sounding
piegamento in avanti (in piedi)
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
something that is bottom-up originates among the lower-ranking members of a hierarchy and moves upwards to affect those higher up
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
software created with the purpose of testing other software
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
suite of the pointed first letters of the name of an organisation. eg B.O.A.C. , B.B.C., N.A.T.O., N.A.S.A..
When the "sigle" can be read like a simple word, it becomes an "acronym" : Nato, Nasa, Faq, B.B.C. is just a "sigle"
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
A list of blogs on a blog (usually placed in the sidebar of a blog) that reads as a list of recommendations by the blogger of other blogs.
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