Definitions for besidebɪˈsaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. by or at the side of; near:

    Sit down beside me.

  2. compared with:

    Beside her other writers seem amateurish.

  3. apart from:

    beside the point.

  4. Ref: besides (defs. 4, 5). 4 5

  5. (adv.)along the side of something:

    We walked, and the dog ran along beside.

  6. Archaic.

    Ref: besides (def. 2). 2

Idioms for beside:

  1. beside oneself, frantic; distraught.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: For the prepositional meanings “over and above, in addition to” and “except”besides is preferred, esp. in edited writing.

Origin of beside:

bef. 1000; ME; OE bī sīdan, be sīdan; see be -, side

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beside(preposition)ɪˈsaɪd

    in a position next to

    the dog sitting beside her; a town built beside a river

  2. besideɪˈsaɪd

    in comparison to

    It looked old and dirty beside his new one.

  3. besideɪˈsaɪd

    not relevant to a situation

    The fact that she was late is beside the point.


  1. beside(Preposition)

    Next to; at the side of.

    A small table beside the bed

  2. beside(Preposition)

    Not relevant to.

    That is beside the point

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beside(noun)

    at the side of; on one side of

  2. Beside(noun)

    aside from; out of the regular course or order of; in a state of deviation from; out of

  3. Beside(noun)

    over and above; distinct from; in addition to

  4. Beside(adverb)

    on one side

  5. Beside(adverb)

    more than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beside' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1759

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beside' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3541

Anagrams of beside

  1. beedis

Translations for beside

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


by the side of or near

beside the window; She sat beside her sister.

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