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Is else a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word else is a Scrabble US word. The word else is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

E1L1S1E1

Is else a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word else is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

E1L1S1E1

Is else a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word else is a Words With Friends word. The word else is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 16 words from 'else' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'else'

EELS 4ELSE 4
LEES 4SEEL 4
SELE 4SLEE 4

3 letters words from 'else'

EEL 3ELS 3
LEE 3LES 3
SEE 3SEL 3

2 letters words from 'else'

EE 2EL 2
ES 2 

All 4 letters words made out of else

else lese esle sele lsee slee eles lees eels eels lees eles esel seel eesl eesl seel esel lsee slee lese else sele esle

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word else. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in else.

Definitions and meaning of else

else

Etymology

From Middle English ells, elles, from Old English elles (other, otherwise, different), from Proto-West Germanic *alljas, from Proto-Germanic *aljas (of another, of something else), genitive of *aljaz (other), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos, from *h₂el- (other).

Cognate with Old Frisian elles (other), Old High German elles, ellies (other), Danish eller (or), Danish ellers (otherwise), Swedish eljes, eljest (or else, otherwise), Norwegian elles (else, otherwise), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌹𐍃 (aljis, other), Latin alius (other, another), Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos), Arcadocypriot αἶλος (aîlos), modern Greek αλλιώς (alliós, otherwise, else).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ɛls/
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): /ɛlts/
  • Rhymes: -ɛls

Adjective

else (not comparable)

  1. (postpositive, used only with indefinite or interrogative pronouns) Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
    The instructor is busy. Can anyone else help me?
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      Prospero:
      Thou hast done well, fine Ariel. Follow me;
      Hark what thou else shalt do me.

Usage notes

  • This adjective usually follows an indefinite or interrogative pronoun, as in the examples above. In other cases, the adjective other is typically used.

Derived terms

Translations

Adverb

else (not comparable)

  1. (follows interrogative adverbs) Otherwise, if not.
    How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
    I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?

Usage notes

  • (otherwise): This word frequently follows interrogative adverbs, such as how, why, and when, as well as the derived however, whyever, and whenever.

Synonyms

  • otherwise

Derived terms

  • or else

Translations

Conjunction

else

  1. For otherwise; or else.
    Then the Wronskian of f and g must be nonzero, else they could not be linearly independent.
    • 1903, Jack London, The Call of the Wild, Grosset & Dunlap, page 44:
      [] and his first experience taught him an unforgetable lesson. It is true, it was a vicarious experience, else he would not have lived to profit by it.

Translations

See also

  • and
  • if
  • not
  • or
  • then

Anagrams

  • EELS, ELEs, Lees, Slee, eels, l'ees, lees, lese, seel, sele

Italian

Noun

else f

  1. plural of elsa

Anagrams

  • Sele, lese

Source: wiktionary.org
  • otherwise.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)