See also: Otherworld

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From Middle English otherworld, equivalent to other +‎ world.

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otherworld (plural otherworlds)

  1. A world beyond death; an afterlife.
  2. A world other than the everyday world.
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., published 1921, page 192:
      We do not want, of course, to return to all the crudities and barbarities of the past; but also we do not want to become attenuated and spiritualized out of all mundane sense and recognition, and to live in an otherworld Paradise void of application to earthly affairs.
    1. A mythical abode of otherworldly beings.

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