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

The two were driving in the truck when another vehicle pulled alongside and shots rang out, according to police. Doug Phillips, sun-sentinel.com, "Father and 7-year-old son shot dead in Miami-Gardens," 4 June 2019 Joshua Jackson will play alongside Witherspoon as her character's husband. Glamour, "Little Fires Everywhere," 25 May 2019 The film not only boasts the biggest budget in the franchise but also its biggest cast, with Huston joining series newcomers Halle Berry and Asia Kate Dillon alongside franchise favorites like Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Inside the World Premiere of John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum," 13 May 2019 His family says he was last seen alive fleeing alongside other protesters through the dusty streets of the capital’s Las Adjuntas slum as national guardsmen opened fire on people who had blocked streets with mounds of trash. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela," 20 Feb. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

The rest of the Raptors deserve credit alongside Kawhi. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "Did Kawhi Leonard Just Close the Door on the Warriors?," 8 June 2019 Vanterpool, who had an extensive playing career overseas, also has worked with the Canadian national team, alongside current Timberwolves wing player Andrew Wiggins. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Report: Timberwolves hire David Vanterpool as associate head coach," 6 June 2019 When the man pulled alongside the Dart, the vehicle’s driver – later identified as Ellis – pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the man, according to Dillon. Michelle Hunter, nola.com, "Driver arrested after pointing gun in road rage incident: State Police," 6 June 2019 Check out this event and work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Anchorage Daily News, "Take advantage of the nice weather this week with picnics, festivals and fundraisers," 6 June 2019 From there, Windham put his head down and, alongside fellow All-Star and Ohio State football commit Dawand Jones, helped Ben Davis make an impressive run through the state tournament. Robert General, Indianapolis Star, "Jalen Windham relishes opportunity as Indiana All-Stars beat Juniors 127-116," 6 June 2019 As part of the program, Air Force pilots are already flying simulated missions alongside the drones. Jeremy Hsu, NBC News, "Robotic fighter jets could soon join military pilots on combat missions. Here's why.," 6 June 2019 Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs Reserva The winery that first produced cava was also the first to introduce chardonnay grapes into the blend alongside the traditional choices of parellada, macabeo and xarel-lo. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, "Want bubbles this summer? Try these 5 Spanish cavas that Dallas sommeliers love," 6 June 2019 With Arahuete leading the renovation, alongside project manager and longtime art and design consultant Tim Gleason, Burkle's team believes the house, when completed, will finally be counted among Lautner’s most stunning architectural masterpieces. Tina Daunt, latimes.com, "Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 6 June 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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