Definition of alongside in English:


Syllabification: a·long·side
Pronunciation: /əˌlôNGˈsīd, əˌläNG-


(North American also alongside of)
  • 1Close to the side of; next to: she was sitting alongside him the road passes alongside the viaduct [as adverb]: the boat came alongside
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    • In addition to this, improvements will be made to the adjacent slip road alongside Kew Bridge.
    • Cahill asked in his smooth voice, sliding into the passenger side seat alongside Gemmel.
    • It was possible to swim alongside the side of the wreck and look down towards the seabed.
  • 1.1Together and in cooperation with: I worked alongside him for many weeks
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    • If we can do it alone we will, but we're willing to work alongside anyone who wants to co-operate.
    • Often working alongside estate agents, YPP offers three levels of intervention.
    • They had a head start in that their assistant manager Ian Butterworth used to play alongside Prior at Norwich City.
  • 1.2At the same time as or in coexistence with: alongside the development of full-time courses there had to be provision for the part-time student
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    • The appointment of a minister to embrace tourism alongside culture and sport is quite enough.
    • It is no accident that the rise of Fantasy has gone alongside the development of digital FX.
    • We focused mainly on set-up and aero development, alongside tyre testing for Magny Cours.

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