alongside of
preposition Date: circa 1742 alongside

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  • alongside of — preposition 1. a. : side by side with : parallel to a car parked alongside of the curb b. : in company with : at the side of the son fought alongside of his father 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • alongside of — {prep.} 1. At or along the side of. * /We walked alongside of the river./ 2. Together with. * /I played alongside of Tom on the same team./ Compare: SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, SIDE BY SIDE. 3. {informal} Compared with or to; measured next to. * /His… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • alongside of — {prep.} 1. At or along the side of. * /We walked alongside of the river./ 2. Together with. * /I played alongside of Tom on the same team./ Compare: SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, SIDE BY SIDE. 3. {informal} Compared with or to; measured next to. * /His… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • alongside\ of — prep. 1. At or along the side of. We walked alongside of the river. 2. together with. I played alongside of Tom on the same team. Compare: shoulder to shoulder, side by side 3. informal Compared with or to; measured next to. His money doesn t… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot\ alongside\ of — • shoot ahead of • shoot past • shoot through • shoot alongside of v. phr. To move or drive ahead rapidly. To leave or pass through quickly. As we had to slow down before the tunnel, a red sports car shot ahead of us …   Словарь американских идиом

  • alongside — is both an adverb (Kevin came quickly alongside) and a preposition (the two vehicles were alongside each other / learning to read begins very early indeed, alongside learning to talk). It has been used as a preposition with or without of for some …   Modern English usage

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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 — /euh lawng suyd , euh long /, adv. 1. along, by, at, or to the side of something: We brought the boat alongside. prep. 2. beside; by the side of: The dog ran alongside me all the way. 3. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his… …   Universalium

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