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Definitions for besides
bɪˈsaɪdzbe·sides

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besides, in any case(adverb)

    making an additional point; anyway

    "I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"

  2. besides, too, also, likewise, as well(adverb)

    in addition

    "he has a Mercedes, too"

Wiktionary

  1. besides(Adverb)

    also; in addition

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  2. besides(Adverb)

    moreover; furthermore

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  3. besides(Adverb)

    otherwise; else

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  4. besides(Preposition)

    beside

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  5. besides(Preposition)

    in addition, in addition to

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  6. besides(Preposition)

    other than; except for; instead of

    I don't want to go anywhere besides India.

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besides(adverb)

    alt. of Beside

  2. Besides

    over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside

Freebase

  1. Besides

    Besides is the final release from 90's alternative rock band Sugar. As the title suggests, it collected the various B-sides from their previously released singles. The album also contained live and remixed versions of existing tracks from the band's two full albums and one EP, as well as several studio and live versions of tracks that had been unavailable on any of their previous albums. The CD also included a QuickTime video for the single "Gee Angel", although this was not advertised on the CD packaging.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Besides

    be-sīdz′, prep. and adv. in addition, otherwise, aside: over and above, in addition to, away from. [Beside, with the s of the adv. gen.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'besides' in Adverbs Frequency: #311

How to pronounce besides?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say besides in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of besides in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of besides in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of besides in a Sentence

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Success is not just all about what you've acquired, it transcends that. It is more of what you've succeeded in doing with it (what you've acquired). Besides that, what you have or what you know does not count. Oh! yes, what really counts is just the lives that you've enriched or touched with it. In other words, whatever you have or whatever you know is insignificant, until and unless you enrich someone else's life or other people's lives with it. You can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Albert Einstein:

    It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Never mind jealous people, they gain nothing besides heart break.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    1. Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. 2. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In otherwords, forgive all things and everyone. 3. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. 4. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard/overlook somethings sometimes. 5. Never waste your precious energy/time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize/maximize your God-given energy and time. 6. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dream and vision unyieldinly until you realize them. 7. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you need to live comfortably will be given unto you by God in due course i.e. at the right and proper time. 8. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes . For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. 9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. 10. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. 11. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. 12. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for awhile and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. 13. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else/others. Beause, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. 14. Conclusively, dare to believe in God almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides, believe in your own self i.e. be self confident. For, it is expected of you. That's just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Do spread true love wherever you go or wherever you find yourself. For, you've got to be spreading true love everywhere and every time. Besides that, true love per se is worth spreading all over again and again, unlike untrue love (hatred) which is ever uncalled for. ~Emeasoba George

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  • علاوة على ذلك, إلا, باستثناءArabic
  • освен това, освен, също, в допълнениеBulgarian
  • a més, a més a més, d'altra bandaCatalan, Valencian
  • kroměCzech
  • weiterhin, darüber hinaus, außer, außerdemGerman
  • εκτός, επιπροσθέτως, εξάλλου, επιπλέον, άλλωστε, πλην, συν τοις άλλοιςGreek
  • krome, aldone al, krom, cetere, aldone, plueEsperanto
  • además, de lo contrario, aparte de, excepto, si no, aparte, salvoSpanish
  • بجز, جزPersian
  • sitä paitsi, paitsi, lisäksi, muu kuin, muutenFinnish
  • du reste, d'un autre côté, excepté, sauf, de plus, de surcroît, en plus, en outre, au reste, par surcroît, par ailleurs, d'autre part, sinonFrench
  • njonkenWestern Frisian
  • a bharrachd air, a thuilleadh airScottish Gaelic
  • dayèHaitian Creole
  • ezenkívül, ezenfelülHungarian
  • ad eccezione di, oltre a, inoltreItalian
  • חוץ מזהHebrew
  • なお, さらに, 除いて, ほかに, 以外, その上に, それに, に加えてJapanese
  • hāungaMāori
  • behalve, naastDutch
  • oprócz, poza, poza tymPolish
  • além disso, além de, exceto, ademais, [[fora]] [[isso]], a não serPortuguese
  • исключая, более того, кроме, кроме того, за исключением, сверх того, к тому же, помимоRussian
  • okremSlovak
  • póleg, rázenSlovene

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