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besides

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preposition be·sides \bi-ˈsīdz, bē-\

Simple Definition of besides

  • : other than (someone or something)

  • : in addition to (something)

Full Definition of besides

  1. 1 :  other than, except <no one besides us>

  2. 2 :  together with <a decision that, besides being practical, is morally right>

Examples of besides

  1. She wants to learn other languages besides English and French.

  2. Besides its famous cakes, the bakery also makes delicious breads and cookies.

  3. These salads are delicious besides being healthy.

  4. I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides which, I enjoy living alone.



14th Century

First Known Use of besides

14th century

Rhymes with besides


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besides

adverb be·sides

Simple Definition of besides

  • : as well

  • : in addition to what has been said

Full Definition of besides

  1. 1 :  as well :  also

  2. 2 :  moreover, furthermore

Examples of besides

  1. They serve pasta and many other foods besides.

  2. I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides, I enjoy living alone.



1564

First Known Use of besides

1564


3

besides

adjective be·sides

Definition of besides

  1. :  else



1594

First Known Use of besides

1594


BESIDES Defined for Kids

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besides

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preposition be·sides \bi-ˈsīdz\

Definition of besides

  1. 1 :  in addition to <Besides cookies, they also baked a cake.>

  2. 2 :  other than <There's no one here besides me.>




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besides

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adverb be·sides

Definition of besides

  1. :  in addition :  also <We had pretzels and fruit and juice besides.>





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