[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-]


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for alongside

beside, by

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British Dictionary definitions for alongside



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


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

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

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