alongside

adverb
along·​side | \ -ˈsīd How to pronounce alongside (audio) \

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

In October 2000 the Burke-class vessel USS Cole was docked in Yemen harbor when a small craft came alongside and detonated an estimated 400 to 700 pounds of explosives. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USS Fitzgerald Is Built to Take Abuse," 19 June 2017 This week Pat Ladew goes on view at David Zwirner’s 20th Street gallery in Manhattan, alongside 30 or so of Alice Neel’s more radical paintings and drawings, most of them nudes. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 Gianfranco Zola is expected to come in alongside Sarri as sporting director, to act as something of a barrier between the Napoli man and the Blues' board - with Sarri notoriously reluctant to be involved in transfer dealings. SI.com, "Chelsea Reach 'Total Agreement' With New Manager as Antonio Conte Compensation Decided," 19 June 2018 The Grape Leaf’s tzatziki, which comes alongside, is the ideal compliment for this platter of food. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "The Grape Leaf's food - and patio - will take you to the Mediterranean," 6 June 2018 That sent Kyrie Irving, a player James wanted to play alongside, to Cleveland's primary East threat. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 'at a loss for words' following another blowout loss," 4 Feb. 2018 The loans, made over a roughly 10-year period starting in 2007, were designed in part to help finance investments by the businessman, Dan Gertler, in copper-mining operations in Congo alongside Glencore, the documents show. Rob Barry, WSJ, "Glencore Gave Loans to Businesses Linked to Suspect Congo Dealings," 14 Jan. 2019 Jorge’s younger sibling isn’t the only one who has been dazzled by Bumblebee, the Transformers prequel that has the up-and-coming performer holding his own alongside big names such as Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Jorge Lendeborg Jr. on the Heart of "Bumblebee," the Importance of "SpongeBob SquarePants," and Impressing His Biggest Critic," 20 Dec. 2018 The latest version of A Star Is Born, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper alongside Stefani Germanotta (a.k.a. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shine in the newest version of A Star Is Born," 14 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Microsoft has now officially dubbed it the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and plans to roll it out to Insiders next week alongside more permissive user controls than ever before. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft will ship the Windows 10 May 2019 Update in late May, giving you power over updates," 4 Apr. 2019 However, the couple was spotted together just the night before the Oscars, alongside their friend Josh Ostrovsky aka The Fat Jew at a party in New York City for Tarte Cosmetics and BABE Rosé. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Parties at the Oscars After Celebrating 1 Year Wedding Anniversary," 25 Feb. 2019 Chopra plays a starring role, alongside Joe Jonas' fiancé, Sophie Turner, and Kevin Jonas' wife, Danielle Jonas. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Nick Jonas Gave Priyanka Chopra a $170,750 Car Because His Song Went Number One," 13 Mar. 2019 London Short of playing alongside Lionel Messi, running the English Premier League should be one of the most desirable gigs in sports. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Premier League Struggles to Find Its Next CEO," 7 Feb. 2019 The 22 year old 13 Reasons Why star sings and plays rhythm guitar in Wallows, alongside bandmates Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston. Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, ""13 Reasons Why" Star Dylan Minnette's Band Is Playing Coachella 2019," 4 Jan. 2019 Like HQ Trivia, Words is played live alongside tens of thousands of other players. Jon Porter, The Verge, "HQ Trivia becomes HQ Trivia & Words as second game exits beta," 24 Dec. 2018 Koei Tecmo released the latest iteration of the fighting series this week alongside a $93 season pass. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Diablo rises from the dead on GOG, Dead or Alive's $93 season pass, Halo on PC?," 8 Mar. 2019 Canadarm 2, alongside its robotic hand known as Dextre, has helped astronauts during spacewalks, deployed tiny CubeSats, performs experiments and other essential tasks. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Canada Offers Robot Arm for NASA's 'Lunar Gateway' Program," 1 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce alongside (audio) \

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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