alongside

1 of 2

adverb

along·​side ə-ˈlȯŋ-ˈsīd How to pronounce alongside (audio)
1
: along the side : in parallel position
2
: at the side : close by
a guard with a prisoner alongside

alongside

2 of 2

preposition

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

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
In that vein, Calipari has been comfortable starting Frederick and then subbing in Reeves to play alongside. Ryan Black, The Courier-Journal, 11 Nov. 2022 De Vleeschauwer's awe-inspiring photographs are complemented by words from his travel journalist wife and frequent travel partner Debbie Pappyn, alongside contributing essays from a handful of other travel journalists. Francesca Street, CNN, 10 Nov. 2022 Kourtney Kardashian, who walked alongside husband Travis Barker, also made her debut in May wearing an avant-garde Thom Browne look coordinating with the Blink-182 drummer. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 Police officers clad in bright yellow-green jackets walk alongside, guiding the protesters and carefully diverting traffic. John Yoon, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2022 Police officers clad in bright yellow-green jackets walk alongside, guiding the protesters and carefully diverting traffic. Jin Yu Young, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2022 Sprinkle with the scallions and parsley and serve, passing the reserved barbecue sauce alongside. Tanya Holland, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2022 With Windmon moving to linebacker, that opened snaps for Mallory alongside converted running back Brandon Wright and freshman Zion Young. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 18 Oct. 2022 Instead, quarterback Trevor Lawrence took the shotgun snap and sprinted to his right with running back Travis Etienne following alongside, ready for an option pitch. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Oct. 2022
Preposition
Presicce's fried fish delicacies, linked to the cult of Saint Andrew, are a gourmand specialty, alongside the iconic handmade pastas, orecchiette and strascinate. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 18 Nov. 2022 And All-Pro players Richard Sherman and Tony Gonzalez are analysts, alongside former Los Angeles Ram Andrew Whitworth and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who played with nine teams during his career. Chris Morris, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2022 It was called the Million Man March, and David Banks, then 33, was there alongside his father and two brothers. Laura Meckler, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 Koshy will be alongside Seacrest at the usual Times Square location in New York, wile Decker will be along as the Powerball co-host for the fourth year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2022 Cameron wrote on Instagram Wednesday alongside a video of some of their cutest and cuddliest couple moments. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2022 Prince Aligbe, a 6-foot-7-inch, four-star prospect from Minneapolis, is a freshman to know, alongside Donald Hand Jr. and Chas Kelley III. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2022 There are some compelling, exclusive games in Apple Arcade, alongside some premium titles that are available in the App Store. Whitson Gordon Simon Hill, WIRED, 7 Nov. 2022 One of the speakers, a conservative celebrity author and radio host named Dana Loesch, would soon be a face of the N.R.A., alongside its leader, Wayne LaPierre. Mike Spies, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of alongside was in 1704

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Cite this Entry

“Alongside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alongside. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

alongside 1 of 2

adverb

along·​side -ˌsīd How to pronounce alongside (audio)
: along or close at the side : in parallel position
a guard with a prisoner alongside

alongside

2 of 2

preposition

: side by side with
especially : parallel to
boats alongside the dock
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