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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Word Origin & History

alongside
1707, from along + side. A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.
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Example sentences
Instead he imagines that the web was suspended close alongside a hanging glob
  of sap.
Remember, the people you are serving alongside on a committee may someday be
  voting on your future promotion and tenure.
Both ideals will continue in parallel, the tough and boring alongside the fun
  easy.
The mosquito has adapted to living alongside humans, happily breeding in human
  houses and water containers.
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