-way 表“方式” 变化形 -ways，-wise
1 (fml 文) in another or a different way 用别的方法; 不同地
*You obviously think otherwise. 显然你的想法不同.
* He should have been working, but he was otherwise engaged, ie doing something else. 他应该在工作, 可他却干别的事.
2 in other or different respects; apart from that 在其他方面; 除此以外
*The rent is high, (but) otherwise the house is fine. 租金贵是贵, （但）房子倒很好.
conj if conditions were different; if not 不然; 否则
*Put the cap back on the bottle, otherwise the juice will spill. 把瓶盖儿盖好, 要不汁液就洒出来了.
* We must run, otherwise we'll be too late. 我们得跑着去, 要不就太晚了.
* Do as you're told, otherwise you'll be in trouble. 叫你怎么做就怎么做, 否则有麻烦.
adj [pred 作表语] in a different state; not as supposed 不这样; 并非如此
*The truth is quite otherwise. 实情大有出入.
used when saying what bad thing will happen if something is not done
You'll have to go now, otherwise you'll miss your bus.
Put your coat on, otherwise you'll get cold.
used when saying what would have happened or might have happened if something else had not happened
We were delayed at the airport. Otherwise we would have been here by lunch time.
They got two free tickets to Canada, otherwise they'd never have been able to afford to go.
say/think/decide etc otherwise
to say, think, or decide something different
The government claims that the economy is improving, but this survey suggests otherwise.
A lot of people think otherwise.
except for what has just been mentioned
He was tired but otherwise in good health.
I could hear the distant noise of traffic. Otherwise all was still.
This spoiled an otherwise excellent piece of work.
Their arrival livened up an otherwise dull afternoon.
especially BrE used to refer to the opposite of what has just been mentioned
We welcome any comments from viewers, favourable or otherwise.
The truth or otherwise of this diagnosis would be revealed in the future.
formal busy doing something else
I'm afraid I will be otherwise engaged that day.
otherwise known as
Albert DeSalvo, otherwise known as the Boston Strangler
formal in a different way
people who smoke or otherwise abuse their bodies
it cannot be otherwise/how can it be otherwise?
formal used to say that it is impossible for something to be different from the way it is
Life in the military is hard - how can it be otherwise?