- moreover; furthermore; also: Besides, I promised her we would come.
- in addition: There are three elm trees and two maples besides.
- otherwise; else: They had a roof over their heads but not much besides.
- over and above; in addition to: Besides a mother he has a sister to support.
- other than; except: There's no one here besides Bill and me.
Origin of besides
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Examples from the Web for besides
And besides, as a nation, we hold this truth to be self-evident: resolutions are made to be broken.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Besides, victory fever had spread like wildfire throughout the Allied armies.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
One would be in the midst of a lot of actors, and besides, they're really only good for impressing shopgirls.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Besides the blatant silliness of it all, it does raise some questions—and not about sex.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’
December 6, 2014
Besides, the Dalai Lama had already laughed about its improbability.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Besides, I never felt contempt for anything to which the gods had given life.
Besides, it is very possible that you are unjust to Hipparete.
Besides, he had four quarts left, for which he expected to find a ready sale.
Besides, the five thousand dollars were gone and not likely to be recovered.
Besides, it was not very substantial, and failed to keep up their wonted strength.
- apart from; even consideringbesides costing too much, the scheme is impractical
- anyway; moreover
- as well
Word Origin and History for besides
attested from c.1200 (common after c.1400), from beside + adverbial genitive -s. Once sharing all the senses of beside, now properly limited to "in addition to, otherwise."