alongside

[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-]
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preposition
  1. beside; by the side of: The dog ran alongside me all the way.
  2. 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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beside, by

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alongside

preposition
  1. (often foll by of) along the side of; along besidealongside the quay
adverb
  1. along the side of some specified thingcome alongside
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Word Origin and History for alongside
adv.

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

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