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.

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Origin of alongside

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

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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Idioms and Phrases with alongside of

alongside of

1

Beside, next to, as in Tom's canoe lay alongside of mine. [Late 1700s]

2

Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [Late 1700s]

3

Compared to, as in My car doesn't look like much alongside of Dad's. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

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