else meaning

EN[ɛls] [ɛlts] [-ɛls]
  • Else may refer to:
  • Else (programming), a concept in computer programming
  • "Else" (song), a 1999 rock song
  • The Else, a 2007 alternative rock album
  • Else (Werre), a river in Germany, tributary to the Werre
  • MV Else, a Kriegsmarine coastal tanker
  • People with the given name Else:
  • Else Alfelt (1910–1974), Danish painter
  • Else Berg (1877–1942), Dutch painter
  • Else Bugge Fougner (born 1944), Norwegian lawyer and politician
  • Else Christensen (1913–2005), Danish neopagan
  • Else Feldmann (1884–1942), Austrian writer
  • Else Frenkel-Brunswik (1908–1958), Polish-Austrian psychologist

    Definition of else in English Dictionary

  • Adjective
    1. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
      1. Can anyone else (=any other person) help me?
      2. What else (=what other thing) is there?
  • Adverb
    1. Otherwise, if not.
      1. How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
      2. I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?
  • Conjunction
    1. For otherwise; or else.
      1. 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.
      1. if (edits.Count == 0) { NoEditsLabel.Visible = true; }
      2. else { EditHistory.Show(edits); }
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • When everything else is packed, we can take down the tent.
      • His frank acceptance of the situation marks him as either an innocent man, or else as a man of considerable self-restraint and firmness.
      • If you'd spoken to anyone else about it, you'd have heard a very different story.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Does your dog have any of the following diseases such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, demodicosis, hypothyroidism, pancreatic insufficiency, liver malfunction, or something else?
      • If you strip away the hype, you find that he is just an ordinary person trying to make a living, like everyone else.
      • I don't wish to discuss this further. Let's talk about something else.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Conjunctions
        Related Links:
        1. en elsewhere
        2. en elsen
        3. en elsehow
        4. en elseweb
        5. en elseness
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of else for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "else" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction.
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        Definiteness: Level 8
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