alongside

adverb
along·​side | \ -ˈsīd \

Definition of alongside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : along the side : in parallel position
2 : at the side : close by a guard with a prisoner alongside

alongside

preposition

Definition of alongside (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : along the side of the boat docked alongside the pier
b : beside sense 1 standing alongside me
2a : in company with men she has been working alongside— Richard Halloran
b : in addition to a special category alongside the awards it annually presentsHorizon

Examples of alongside in a Sentence

Adverb

We waited for the other boat to come alongside.

Preposition

The children work alongside their parents in the field. Bring the boat alongside the dock. one theory taught alongside the other The town grew up alongside the college.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Pair sweet red grapes with cabbage for an impressive side dish to go alongside delicious roast pork. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Grapes and Cabbage," 7 Jan. 2019 Longer Than Life Legs Risky skin reveals were taken to remarkable new heights this year, as Kendall Jenner, Dakota Johnson and even Jennifer Lawrence showed a flash of leg alongside many a miniskirt. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "10 Beauty Trends That Broke The Internet in 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 Hanging out together in Mumbai, the almost-bride and groom kicked off their pre-wedding party with dinner at Estella restaurant alongside even more close family and friends. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Have Joined Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in India for Pre-Wedding Celebrations," 27 Nov. 2018 The Guardian’s architecture critic gained remarkable access to the world’s most secretive city, examined here alongside over 300 of Wainwright’s own photos, dominated by symmetrical buildings and sickly pastel hues. Curbed Staff, Curbed, "18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more," 14 Dec. 2018 While driving an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio down Highway 99 in central California at about 85mph (fast enough to keep up with traffic), a Jaguar F-Type pulled up alongside and matched speeds. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Nine things I learned from driving a supercar for three days," 9 Nov. 2018 Generously mound salad around cheese and arrange prosciutto slices alongside. Garnish with more basil. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Peak-Summer Salad is All the Meal You Need," 27 July 2018 What about playing alongside Paul George or Kawhi Leonard? Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "LeBron James doesn't opt in to final year with Cavs, will become unrestricted free agent," 29 June 2018 Serve with tortillas, sour cream, and pico de gallo alongside. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Tacos," 30 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Arriving via car in the rain this morning, the Queen attended church alongside several other members of the royal family. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Queen Attends Church in Sandringham Wearing a Bright Purple Ensemble," 13 Jan. 2019 According to Kim at the KSA, transportation has also been one of the organization’s top priorities, alongside increasing racial diversity. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "As top innovation hub expands, can straining local infrastructure keep pace?," 6 Nov. 2018 So, alongside sweet photos of her adorable babies (Iben, Agnes, and Filip), Jorstad also shared the less awesome aspects of new motherhood. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "After Giving Birth to Triplets, This Woman Posted a Seriously Honest Postpartum Stomach Photo," 24 Oct. 2018 Advertising that runs alongside programming on the kiosks is expected to generate between $500 million and a billion dollars over the next 12 years. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: With the SEC off his back, Elon Musk can return his focus to Tesla," 1 Oct. 2018 The Russian Army really needs a new infantry fighting vehicle to replace 1980s-vintage BMP-2s, and the government will probably purchase large numbers of the Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle to fight alongside the T-72 and T-90 tanks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russian Can't Afford To Give Its Next-Gen Battle Tanks to Most of its Army," 28 Aug. 2018 On July 25th, Daniel Harman, vice president of Bird, testified against the tariff in Washington alongside members of the e-bike industry. Alex Orlando, The Verge, "Trump’s trade war is coming for cheap scooters and the startups that love them," 17 Aug. 2018 The German court’s decision is the latest twist in a complicated legal battle that gained an international dimension in October, when Puigdemont fled to Belgium to avoid prosecution in Spain, alongside some other members of his former Cabinet. Raphael Minder And Christopher F. Schuetze, BostonGlobe.com, "Ex-Catalonia leader can be extradited, but not on the charge Spain wants," 13 July 2018 Each item appears alongside a large photograph of it by Jim Lommasson, plus a handwritten description by a survivor or family member about the object’s meaning. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of alongside

Adverb

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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alongside

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of alongside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: along or close at the side

alongside

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of alongside (Entry 2 of 2)

: next to (someone or something)

: along the side of (something)

: at the same time as (something) : together with (something)

alongside

adverb
along·​side | \ ə-ˈlȯŋ-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of alongside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: along or by the side Walk alongside your sister.

alongside

preposition

Kids Definition of alongside (Entry 2 of 2)

: parallel to Bring the boats alongside the dock.

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