Else a. & pron. Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else? “Bastards and else.”
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.”
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?”
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 1: 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"
2: (usually used with `or') if not, then; "watch your step or
else you may fall"; "leave or else I'll get angry"