every other


every other
every other
Every second or alternate
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every other
Each alternate
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each second in a series; each alternate

I train with weights every other day

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every other
— used to indicate how often a repeated activity happens or is done

I run every other day. [=I run one day, then the next day I do not run, then the day after that I run, etc.]

The contest is held every other year. [=every two years]

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Main Entry:other

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every other idiom
each ↑alternate one (= the first, third, fifth, etc. one, but not the second, fourth, sixth, etc.)

They visit us every other week.

Main entry:everyidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • every other — • every other • every second alternate, every second one She has to work every other Saturday evening. in a sequence, with the focus on the second, fourth, sixth and so on …   Idioms and examples

  • every other — (something) omitting the next but including the one after that, as a series or repetition of something. Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o clock. It seems like every other shop in the village is a cafe …   New idioms dictionary

  • every other — ► every other each alternate in a series. Main Entry: ↑every …   English terms dictionary

  • every other — adjective a) All except for some previously mentioned set. Two of the bolts were loose, but every other bolt I checked was fine. b) Every second; each alternate; the second of each pair in turn (perhaps used because every second could also refer… …   Wiktionary

  • every other — {adj. phr.} Every second; every alternate. * /The milkman comes every other day./ * /On St. Patrick s Day, it seems as if every other man you meet is wearing a shamrock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every other — {adj. phr.} Every second; every alternate. * /The milkman comes every other day./ * /On St. Patrick s Day, it seems as if every other man you meet is wearing a shamrock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every\ other — adj. phr. Every second; every alternate. The milkman comes every other day. On St. Patrick s Day, it seems as if every other man you meet is wearing a shamrock …   Словарь американских идиом

  • every other — happening or existing regularly on every second one of the things you are counting. Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o clock. Every other shelf on the bookcase was full of books …   New idioms dictionary

  • every other — idi every second; every alternate: milk deliveries every other day[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • every other — every second (person, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary


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