alongside

[ uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long- ]
/ əˈlɔŋˈsaɪd, əˈlɒŋ- /

adverb

along, by, at, or to the side of something: We brought the boat alongside.

preposition

beside; by the side of: The dog ran alongside me all the way.
Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all.

Origin of alongside

First recorded in 1700–10; along + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for alongside

alongside

/ (əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd) /

preposition

(often foll by of) along the side of; along besidealongside the quay

adverb

along the side of some specified thingcome alongside
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Word Origin and History for alongside

alongside


adv.

1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.

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