along-side of

alongside

[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-]
adverb
1.
along, by, at, or to the side of something: We brought the boat alongside.
preposition
2.
beside; by the side of: The dog ran alongside me all the way.
3.
Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all.

Origin:
1700–10; along + side1

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alongside (əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd)
 
prep
1.  (often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
 
adv
2.  along the side of some specified thing: come alongside

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alongside
1707, from along + side. A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.
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