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Definitions for besides
bɪˈsaɪdzbe·sides

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besides, in any caseadverb

    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 welladverb

    in addition

    "he has a Mercedes, too"

Wiktionary

  1. besidesadverb

    also; in addition

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  2. besidesadverb

    moreover; furthermore

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  3. besidesadverb

    otherwise; else

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  4. besidespreposition

    beside

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  5. besidespreposition

    in addition, in addition to

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

  6. besidespreposition

    other than; except for; instead of

    I don't want to go anywhere besides India.

    Etymology: See -s#Etymology 3

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besidesadverb

    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

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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. Nick Loeb:

    I didn't create lives lightly. This was very, very important to me, to the point where, when we created these lives and we put them into a surrogate, we were coming up with names for our children. And so, to do anything besides continue their journey towards life and birth to me is tantamount to destruction.

  2. Dos Santos:

    Above all, we need to make other goods to export, besides the oil. And that is a strategic task.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    I'm writing and publishing not to make (both) ends meet. Oh! yes, I'm just writing and publishing in order to enrich or touch enormous lives globally and to change people's thoughts, lifestyles and beliefs positively. Guess what! I've succeeded in doing just that. Besides, I've equally succeeded in making a global impact all over the internet and even beyond it via my God-given thought-provoking quotes, insights, ideas, motivations and inspirations. As a matter of fact, I'm presently a source of inspiration and motivation to millions of people (globally). And mark my word(s), I will ever remain a source of inspiration and motivation to the world and even to the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead) by virtue of my upcoming books. Because, I'm full of strokes of a genius (I'm saturated with original, unique, innovative and impactful ideas, insights, motivations and inspirations). And so, I intend to write and publish many worth-reading books on or before my demise. Anyway, thank Goodness, God (almighty) and Heavens for everything is gradually turning around for my own good or betterment. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002:

    Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone…The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

  5. Jamela Dunbar:

    We are not alone. In this vast Universe. The universe is too huge. Not to have other living beings, besides us. One day in the never future. We will get the surprise. We have been waiting for. And it will be mind bugling. Beyond our wildest dream. We are definitely not alone. It is too good to be true. The others we seek were here before us. And they will greet us again. In good time. You can believe it or not. It will happen.”

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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
  • selainIndonesian
  • 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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