Meaning of else


Pronunciation: (els), [key]
— adj.
  1. other than the persons or things mentioned or implied: What else could I have done?
  2. in addition to the persons or things mentioned or implied: Who else was there?
  3. other or in addition (used in the possessive following an indefinite pronoun): someone else's money.
  1. if not (usually prec. by or): It's a macaw, or else I don't know birds.
  2. in some other way; otherwise: How else could I have acted?
  3. at some other place or time: Where else might I find this book?
  4. or suffer the consequences: Do what I say, or else.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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