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

And, naturally, since pairing has begun, the drakes will be right alongside. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "duck hunting," 12 Jan. 2018 As Elizabeth Jennings, a Soviet agent posing as a suburban mom in 1980s Washington DC, Russell finally got her opportunity to shine, alongside co-star turned husband Matthew Rhys. refinery29.com, "This Is Keri Russell's Time To Shine — Welcome To The Russell-ution, Comrades," 13 July 2018 The hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, once a collection of modest homes with a road running alongside, was almost completely buried reached up to rooftops. Fox News, "Before-and-after images show Guatemala volcano's devastation," 7 June 2018 That station would connect with gas pipelines running alongside, and into, the Foxconn site. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We Energies plans 49-mile, $187 million gas pipeline to station near Foxconn site," 21 May 2018 Less expected, however, was his 11.3% of Sephardic Jewish heritage from North Africa, alongside 4% from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. SI.com, "8 Football Legends Discover Which Nations They Could Have Played For," 4 July 2018 Balwani, Holmes’s ex-boyfriend who for years ran the company alongside her as a duopoly, is a more shadowy figure, with virtually no online trace. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted for alleged fraud, out as CEO," 15 June 2018 Excitingly, alongside 200 acquired pieces, Quant and the museum are calling for original designs bought by women in the '60s, to go on display during the show. refinery29.com, "Mary Quant, Mini Skirt Purveyor, Is Being Honored With A Fashion Exhibit," 8 June 2018 Two men charged alongside convicted former Lake County Sheriff John Buncich in a pay-to-play towing scheme will avoid jail time. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Co-defendants of former Sheriff Buncich get probation for roles in bribery scheme," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Some Venezuelan families, anxious to leave Cucuta for more prosperous cities in Colombia or other parts of Latin America but without the money to buy a bus ticket, are now choosing to walk to their next destination, children alongside them. Christine Armario, Fox News, "Kids fleeing Venezuela left hungry, sick and even abandoned," 13 July 2018 The new Care-E robot can hold your bags, and walk alongside you through the airport, according to CNN. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "This Travel Robot Assistant Will Carry Your Bags and Show You to Your Gate," 12 July 2018 The video shows what is reported as Clooney’s scooter crashing into the car while another scooter alongside him manages to veer around it. Paolo Santalucia And Nicole Winfield, BostonGlobe.com, "Watch the video of George Clooney’s scooter crash on Italian island," 11 July 2018 The video shows what is reported as Clooney’s scooter crashing into the car while another scooter alongside him manages to veer around it. Paolo Santalucia, The Seattle Times, "Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air," 10 July 2018 This human-like quality to robots appears to be the key to defeating them, or at least co-existing alongside them. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "In The Robots of Gotham, AI has taken over the world — and become exactly like us," 7 July 2018 Attacks by Afghan security forces against coalition troops working alongside them were common in Afghanistan several years ago, when the Pentagon had more than 100,000 personnel deployed there. Dan Lamothe, chicagotribune.com, "1 U.S. service member killed, 2 wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan," 7 July 2018 An industrial park is being set up alongside the giant plant for others to make finished products. The Economist, "Breaking the curseWhy Gulf economies struggle to wean themselves off oil," 21 June 2018 Live, the indie pop-rock band gets everyone off their feet—if not on stage alongside them. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "After a Traumatic Knee Injury, Matt and Kim Drummer Kim Schifino Is Back on Her Feet," 15 June 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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