1. (used, as after comparative adjectives and adverbs, to introduce the second member of an unequal comparison).
2. (used after some adverbs and adjectives expressing choice or diversity, such as other, otherwise, else, anywhere, or different, to introduce an alternative or denote a difference in kind, place, style, identity, etc.).
3. (used to introduce the rejected choice in expressions of preference)
4. except; other than.
6. in relation to; by comparison with (usually followed by a pronoun in the objective case)
“Get bigger than me first,
Then you might be allowed some demands.”
“I'd sooner ignore you than respond to this.
I'll just pretend I am made of resin and marble instead.”