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alongside

[ uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long- ]
/ əˈlɔŋˈsaɪd, əˈlɒŋ- /
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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.
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Origin of alongside

First recorded in 1700–10; along + side1
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How to use alongside in a sentence

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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