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

Serve with tortillas, sour cream, and pico de gallo alongside. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Tacos," 30 Oct. 2018 Despite not making as many public appearances as other royals, Lady Louise is often pictured alongside Eugenie and Beatrice: Even though Lady Louise is technically a princess, she is known as Lady instead, while her brother is known as a Viscount. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Lady Louise Windsor? Princess Eugenie's 'Special Attendant' Is Also Her Cousin," 12 Oct. 2018 Drizzle half of the yogurt over the salad and serve with the lemon wedges and the remaining yogurt sauce alongside. Yotam Ottolenghi, The Seattle Times, "Yet another way to eat your spinach: try the Tunisian condiment pkaila," 18 Sep. 2018 Called the Round House, the 5,814 square-foot design is shaped like a half-circle for the most part and incorporates elements of stone, wood and glass alongside onyx terrazzo and brass inlaid concrete floors. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "This eclectic, circular midcentury house could be yours for $1.7M," 16 Aug. 2018 Now with these new features, outside sources that may be more accurate should appear before or alongside even the most popular conspiracy-theory videos. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "YouTube to fight fake news with links to real news and context," 10 July 2018 But there is something to be said about finishing your career in South Florida, as well as potentially lining up alongside close friend Dwyane Wade. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Would Carmelo Anthony make sense for the Heat on any level?," 7 July 2018 Close-ups of French friends jostle alongside wide-screen landscapes; little notes and arrows carry us along Thompson’s stream-of-consciousness; there’s a page on how to wind a turban, complete with steps. New York Times, "A Youthful, Lovesick Journey Revealed in a Sketchbook," 6 July 2018 Reagan believed that his conservative picks would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade; however, Kennedy proved to be an unexpected swing vote (alongside O’Connor, but hers wasn’t as surprising). Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "What Justice Kennedy’s Supreme Court Retirement Means for Abortion Rights," 27 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

This flat, fast course through Philly’s neighborhoods and alongside its iconic Schuylkill River attracts thousands of pro and amateur participants—and thousands more spectators—every year. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "4 Ways to Get Into the NYC Marathon—Plus 4 Marathons That Are Much Easier to Enter," 6 Nov. 2018 The Spectre’s webcam is mounted in its traditional location, at the top of the display, alongside the depth camera. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) hands on: HP's convertible notebook leaps to six cores," 23 Oct. 2018 Cole Sprouse has come out of the gate dressed as some shirtless, knife-bearing individual, sharing the look on Instagram alongside a friend, dressed as a giant lizard-of-sorts. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Every Celebrity Halloween 2018 Costume That Made Us Do a Double Take," 23 Oct. 2018 Actress Demi Moore arrived alongside florist and perfumer Eric Buterbaugh, while Liv Tyler also attended, along with a whole host of pop star talent such as Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, and Robbie Williams. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Couldn't Be More Adorable at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Just hope your meal ends with the addictive glutinous black rice porridge, which is gently sweet and pairs well with the longan tea that'll be served alongside it. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 At one point, Leonardo DiCaprio arrived alongside Benicio Del Toro to talk to Mr. Low about some film ideas. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "The Billion-Dollar Mystery Man and the Wildest Party Vegas Ever Saw," 15 Sep. 2018 In addition, another potential suitor for Anthony, the Lakers, also features the lure of playing alongside a close friend in LeBron James. Des Bieler, chicagotribune.com, "Carmelo Anthony reportedly talking to Rockets and Heat as he gets set to leave Thunder," 11 July 2018 Port will tee off on the 10th hole on Thursday morning alongside lifelong friend Martha Leach, who is the sister of Stacy. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Missouri amateur senior golfer to make history at U.S. Senior Women's Open," 10 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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