the other day

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Other \Oth"er\, pron. & a. [AS. [=o][eth]er; akin to OS.
   [=a][eth]ar, [=o][eth]ar, D. & G. ander, OHG. andar, Icel.
   annarr, Sw. annan, Dan. anden, Goth. an[thorn]ar, Skr.
   antara: cf. L. alter; all orig. comparatives: cf. Skr. anya
   other. [root]180. Cf. Alter.]

   Usage: [Formerly other was used both as singular and plural.]
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   1. Different from that which, or the one who, has been
      specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second
      of two.
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            Each of them made other for to win.   --Chaucer.
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            Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
            to him the other also.                --Matt. v. 39.
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   2. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side
      of a river.
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   3. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every;
      as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every
      second day.
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   4. Left, as opposed to right. [Obs.]
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            A distaff in her other hand she had.  --Spenser.
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   Note: Other is a correlative adjective, or adjective pronoun,
         often in contrast with one, some, that, this,

               The one shall be taken, and the other left.
                                                  --Matt. xxiv.

               And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell
               into good ground.                  --Matt. xiii.
                                                  7, 8.
         It is also used, by ellipsis, with a noun, expressed or

               To write this, or to design the other. --Dryden.
         It is written with the indefinite article as one word,
         another; is used with each, indicating a reciprocal
         action or relation; and is employed absolutely, or
         eliptically for other thing, or other person, in which
         case it may have a plural.

               The fool and the brutish person perish, and leave
               their wealth to others.            --Ps. xlix.

               If he is trimming, others are true. --Thackeray.
         Other is sometimes followed by but, beside, or besides;
         but oftener by than.

               No other but such a one as he.     --Coleridge.

               Other lords beside thee have had dominion over
               us.                                --Is. xxvi.

               For other foundation can no man lay than that is
               laid.                              --1 Cor. iii.

               The whole seven years of . . . ignominy had been
               little other than a preparation for this very
               hour.                              --Hawthorne.
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   Other some, some others. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

   The other day, at a certain time past, not distant, but
      indefinite; not long ago; recently; rarely, the third day
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            Bind my hair up: as 't was yesterday?
            No, nor t' other day.                 --B. Jonson.
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