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besides

preposition be·sides \ bi-ˈsīdz , bē- \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of besides

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

Recent Examples of besides from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of besides

besides Synonyms

Synonyms
as well as, beside, beyond, over and above, along with, at that, together with
Related Words
plus; including
Near Antonyms
except (also excepting); less, minus, wanting

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besides

adverb

Definition of besides

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

Recent Examples of besides from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of besides


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besides

adjective

Definition of besides

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

Origin and Etymology of besides


BESIDES Defined for English Language Learners

besides

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

preposition be·sides \ bi-ˈsīdz \

Definition of besides for Students

1 : in addition to
  • Besides cookies, they also baked a cake.
2 : other than
  • There's no one here besides me.

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besides

adverb

Definition of besides for Students

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


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