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besides

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

beside +‎ -s See -s (Etymology 3)

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /bəˈsaɪdz/, /biˈsaɪdz/
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PrepositionEdit

besides

  1. (obsolete) Beside.
  2. In addition, in addition to.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • August 3, 2008 - Schlock Mercenary
      Captain Tagon: Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something besides those two plasma cannons.
      Ebinoth: When you say "besides," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.
    • 2012 18 April, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona”, BBC Sport:
      n the end, Chelsea's organisation and discipline was rewarded but Di Matteo knows they will have to produce the same - and more besides - in the Nou Camp to confirm a meeting with either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final in Munich next month.
  3. Other than; except for; instead of.
    I don't want to go anywhere besides India.
    • August 3, 2008 - Schlock Mercenary
      Captain Tagon: Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something besides those two plasma cannons.
      Ebinoth: When you say "besides," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.

TranslationsEdit

AdverbEdit

besides (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) also; in addition
  2. (conjunctive) moreover; furthermore
  3. (conjunctive) otherwise; else
  4. (obsolete) On one side.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Not to be confused with