alongside

1 of 2

adverb

along·​side ə-ˈlȯŋ-ˈsīd How to pronounce alongside (audio)
1
: along the side : in parallel position
2
: at the side : close by
a guard with a prisoner alongside

alongside

2 of 2

preposition

1
a
: along the side of
the boat docked alongside the pier
b
: beside sense 1
standing alongside me
2
a
: in company with
men she has been working alongsideRichard 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Teammate Kyle Larson – who won four races last year – will start alongside in 17th. Travis Caldwell, CNN, 18 Feb. 2024 Read on for a deeper dive into orange wine (a.k.a. skin-contact white wine) and our recommendations for selecting a bottle to both braise and serve alongside. Inés Anguiano, Bon Appétit, 13 Feb. 2024 In a previous version of the policy, the department restricted officers from attempting to force a fleeing vehicle from the road by driving alongside or in front of it, ramming a vehicle and, in most circumstances, firing a gun to stop a vehicle or firing from a moving vehicle. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12 Feb. 2024 Filled with vibrant illustrations, this is a great book for kids to read alongside seeing The Little Mermaid live-action film in 2023. Jennifer Vassel, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 As the musician carried one of his daughters, the other walked alongside, holding his wife’s hand. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Oh my gosh, the actors I was nominated alongside, also. Selome Hailu, Variety, 8 Jan. 2024 This soup is inspired by my favorite dip: French onion, and the potato chips it’s generally served alongside. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2023 In one photo shared to Instagram, DeVito even held Coniglio’s baby while the store owner smiled alongside. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023
Preposition
The Wildcats earned a No. 1 seed, alongside Purdue, Connecticut and Houston, in a process that has proven to be a reasonably accurate predictor of the official hierarchy unveiled on Selection Sunday. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 19 Feb. 2024 The sweetly alcoholic aroma of the brandy is ever apparent alongside the fresh, floral thyme. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2024 Liu himself is nominated for movie performance of the year alongside his Barbie costar America Ferrera at Sunday's awards ceremony. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 Establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel is also the principal demand of most Arab and Western governments, as well as the United Nations and other international bodies. Marc Lynch, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe at Element Pictures will produce the movie alongside Ari Aster’s Square Peg and CJ ENM (previously named CJ Entertainment). Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 19 Feb. 2024 This will ultimately decide the 15 teams, alongside the hosts, who will travel to Switzerland to take part in the tournament. Manasi Pathak, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): Evaluates knowledge of accounting principles, IFRS, and GAAP in the U.S., alongside financial statement preparation and reporting for different entities. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 19 Feb. 2024 Margot Robbie also showed off a tonal rose look, wearing a dusty pink on her cheeks and eyes, alongside a nude lip. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of alongside was in 1704

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Cite this Entry

“Alongside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alongside. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

alongside

1 of 2 adverb
along·​side -ˌsīd How to pronounce alongside (audio)
: along or close at the side : in parallel position
a guard with a prisoner alongside

alongside

2 of 2 preposition
: side by side with
especially : parallel to
boats alongside the dock
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