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.

Nearby words

  1. along in years,
  2. along the lines of,
  3. along with,
  4. alongships,
  5. alongshore,
  6. alongside of,
  7. alonso,
  8. alonso, alicia,
  9. alonso, dámaso,
  10. aloof

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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