Alongside
Alongside A*long"side`, adv. Along or by the side; side by side with; -- often with of; as, bring the boat alongside; alongside of him; alongside of the tree. [1913 Webster]

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  • alongside — (N. Amer. also alongside of) ► PREPOSITION 1) close to the side of; next to. 2) at the same time as or in coexistence with …   English terms dictionary

  • alongside — [ə lôŋ′sīd′] adv. at or by the side; side by side prep. at the side of; side by side with alongside of at the side of; beside; adjoining …   English World dictionary

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  • alongside — (adv.) 1707, from ALONG (Cf. along) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical …   Etymology dictionary

  • alongside — [prep] close, near side of along the side of, apace with, at the side of, beside, by, by the side of, close at hand, close by, equal with, in company with, next to, parallel to, side by side; concept 586 Ant. away …   New thesaurus

  • alongside */*/ — UK [əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd] / US [əˈlɔŋˌsaɪd] adverb, preposition Summary: Alongside can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): A police car drove up alongside us. as an adverb (without a following noun): Peter was riding on a… …   English dictionary

  • alongside — a|long|side [ ə lɔ:ŋ,saıd ] function word ** Alongside can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): A police car drove up alongside us. as an adverb (without a following noun): Peter was riding on a donkey with his… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alongside — [[t]əlɒ̱ŋsa͟ɪd, AM lɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PREP If one thing is alongside another thing, the first thing is next to the second. He crossed the street and walked alongside Central Park... Much of the industry was located alongside rivers. ADV: ADV… …   English dictionary

  • alongside — [əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd] grammar word summary: Alongside can be: ■ a preposition: A police car drove up alongside us. ■ an adverb: Peter was riding on a donkey with his father walking alongside. 1) along the side of someone or something, or close to their… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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