Definition of besides
- a decision that, besides being practical, is morally right
She wants to learn other languages besides English and French.
Besides its famous cakes, the bakery also makes delicious breads and cookies.
These salads are delicious besides being healthy.
I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides which, I enjoy living alone.
They serve pasta and many other foods besides.
I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides, I enjoy living alone.
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: other than (someone or something)
: in addition to (something)
: as well
: in addition to what has been said
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