Origin of beside
Examples from the Web for beside
Beside that man is yet another Trinidadian, widely identified as Shazam Mohammed.
“It may be kind of beside the point to argue whether a gubernatorial candidate is close to Obama,” he said.Even Local School Board Members Are Running Against Obama|Center for Public Integrity|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what—beside perhaps killing ISIS members—could The Artist Formerly Known As Blackwater do for the world today?Blackwater Founder Wants to Fight Ebola, ISIS, and for the GOP to ‘Get Off Their Ass’|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beside the mug shot of McCollum was one of a man named Wayne Laws.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A city garbage truck hit him and left him where he stopped rolling, beside the road on a hill half a mile from the house.
The men rode toward the rear of the herd, one on each side, and Arlie fell in beside her old playmate, Dick.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
Madame, however, paid but little heed to Kathleen; she was beside herself with rage.The Crime Club|William Holt-White
Beside it, a tall needle of rock, serrated and sharp, shot up.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
He climbed on to a little hillock just beside the ravine in which the railway ran.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
When the toast was made Tris helped Denas to her feet; he put her chair to the table, he put his own beside it.A Singer from the Sea|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for beside
Word Origin for beside
Word Origin and History for beside
Old English be sidan "by the side of" (only as two words), from be- + sidan dative of side (n.). By 1200, formed as one word and used as both adverb and preposition. The alternative Middle English meaning "outside" led to the sense preserved in beside oneself "out of one's wits" (late 15c.).