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besides

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preposition be·sides \bi-ˈsīdz, bē-\

Definition of besides

  1. 1 :  other than, except no one besides us Nothing besides a miracle could help them.

  2. 2 :  together with a decision that, besides being practical, is morally right

Examples of besides in a Sentence

  1. She wants to learn other languages besides English and French.

  2. Besides its famous cakes, the bakery also makes delicious breads and cookies.

  3. These salads are delicious besides being healthy.

  4. I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides which, I enjoy living alone.

Origin and Etymology of besides

see 1beside


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besides

adverb be·sides

Definition of besides

  1. 1 :  as well :  also serves pizza, pasta, and many other foods besides

  2. 2 :  moreover, furthermore I can't go, and besides, I wouldn't go if I could.

Examples of besides in a Sentence

  1. They serve pasta and many other foods besides.

  2. I'm not ready to get married yet. Besides, I enjoy living alone.

Origin and Etymology of besides

see 1beside


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besides

adjective be·sides

Definition of besides

  1. :  else knows a lot about pop culture but very little besides

Origin and Etymology of besides

see 1beside


BESIDES Defined for English Language Learners

besides

play
preposition

Definition of besides for English Language Learners

  • : other than (someone or something)

  • : in addition to (something)

besides

adverb

Definition of besides for English Language Learners

  • : as well

  • : in addition to what has been said


BESIDES Defined for Kids

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besides

play
preposition be·sides \bi-ˈsīdz\

Definition of besides for Students

  1. 1 :  in addition to Besides cookies, they also baked a cake.

  2. 2 :  other than There's no one here besides me.


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besides

play
adverb be·sides

Definition of besides for Students

  1. :  in addition :  also We had pretzels and fruit and juice besides.



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