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alongside

[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-] /əˈlɔŋˈsaɪd, əˈlɒŋ-/
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
1700-1710
1700-10; along + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for alongside of

alongside

/əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd/
preposition
1.
(often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
adverb
2.
along the side of some specified thing: come alongside
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Word Origin and History for alongside of

alongside

adv.

1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.

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alongside of

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Beside, next to, as in Tom's canoe lay alongside of mine. [ Late 1700s ]
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Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [ Late 1700s ]
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Compared to, as in My car doesn't look like much alongside of Dad's. [ ; late 1800s ]
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