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From Middle English beside, besiden, bisyde (also besides > besides), from Old English be sīdan, bī sīdan (by the side (of), on the side (of)), equivalent to be- +‎ side. Compare Saterland Frisian biesiede (aside), German Low German bisied (aside), German beiseite (aside, to one side). Compare also Dutch terzijde (aside).

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  1. Next to; at the side of.
    A small table beside the bed
  2. Not relevant to.
  3. Besides; in addition.

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beside (not comparable)

  1. Otherwise; else; besides.

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