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besides Syllabification: be·sides
Pronunciation: /bəˈsīdz/

Definition of besides in English:


In addition to; apart from: I have no other family besides my parents besides being a player, he was my friend
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  • What more could a woman want besides the perfect family and the perfect home?
  • Do people besides your family and your close circle of friends like these songs?
  • What do they have, being so far away from home and their families, besides my support?
in addition to, as well as, over and above, above and beyond, on top of;
apart from, other than, aside from, but for, save for, not counting, excluding, not including, except, with the exception of, excepting, leaving aside
informaloutside of


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1In addition; as well: I’m capable of doing the work, and a lot more besides
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  • He is the best finisher in England and a lot more besides.
  • The ground floor is a warren of rooms crammed with every kind of device you ever saw in an ironmonger's, and quite a lot more besides.
  • It is all glam by comparison, a busy street, four lanes wide with a lot of the local amenities and lots more besides.
in addition, as well, too, also, in/into the bargain, on top of that, to boot
furthermore, moreover, further;
anyway, anyhow, in any case, be that as it may
informalwhat's more, anyways
1.1Moreover; anyway: I had no time to warn you. Besides, I wasn’t sure
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  • She had got used to the idea, and besides, death was very much like life, only without the worries.
  • I cannot afford black market fuel and besides, I have no idea where to get it!
  • Furthermore, besides food intake, other factors can also affect stool size.


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