- 1used to introduce another possibility Is your sister older or younger than you? Are you coming or not? Is it a boy or a girl? It can be black, white, or gray. compare either… or…
- 2used in negative sentences when mentioning two or more things He can't read or write. There are people without homes, jobs, or family. compare neither… nor…
- 3(also or else) used to warn or advise someone that something bad could happen; otherwise Turn the heat down or it'll burn.
- 4used between two numbers to show approximately how many There were six or seven of us there.
- 5used to introduce a word or phrase that explains or means the same as another geology, or the science of the earth's crust It weighs a kilo, or just over two pounds.
- 6used to say why something must be true He must like her, or he wouldn't keep calling her.
- 7used to introduce a contrasting idea He was lying—or was he? Idioms
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about It'll cost $150 or so.
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used when you are not exactly sure about a person, thing, or place He's a factory supervisor or something. “Who said so?” “Oh, somebody or other. I can't remember who it was.”
or somebody/something/somewhere, somebody/something/somewhere or other (informal)jump to other results