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alongside

adverb along·side \ -ˈsīd \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of alongside

1 : along the side : in parallel position
2 : at the side : close by
  • a guard with a prisoner alongside

Examples of alongside in a Sentence

  1. We waited for the other boat to come alongside.

Recent Examples of alongside from the Web

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First Known Use of alongside

1704

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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alongside

preposition

Definition of alongside

1 a : along the side of
  • the boat docked alongside the pier
b : beside 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

Examples of alongside in a Sentence

  1. The children work alongside their parents in the field.

  2. Bring the boat alongside the dock.

  3. one theory taught alongside the other

  4. The town grew up alongside the college.

Recent Examples of alongside from the Web

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First Known Use of alongside

1704

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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NEW! Time Traveler

ALONGSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

alongside

Definition of alongside for English Language Learners

  • : along or close at the side


alongside

Definition of alongside for English Language Learners

  • : next to (someone or something)

  • : along the side of (something)

  • : at the same time as (something) : together with (something)


ALONGSIDE Defined for Kids

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alongside

adverb along·side \ ə-ˈlȯŋ-ˌsīd \

Definition of alongside for Students

: along or by the side
  • Walk alongside your sister.

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alongside

preposition

Definition of alongside for Students

: parallel to
  • Bring the boats alongside the dock.


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