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[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-] /əˈlɔŋˈsaɪd, əˈlɒŋ-/
along, by, at, or to the side of something:
We brought the boat alongside.
beside; by the side of:
The dog ran alongside me all the way.
Informal. alongside of, compared with:
Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all.
Origin of alongside
1700-10; along + side1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Rolls of leather stand alongside a pile of rubber soles.
  • Gravity sources laying alongside a photons path provides gravitational lensing.
  • The findings suggest that the animals may belong further up the evolutionary tree, alongside crabs and lobsters.
  • In this system, the sensors will be embedded in a placebo to be taken alongside a medicine.
  • They have specifically developed to live alongside humans, and depend on us for proper care.
  • Drunken fights and petty theft occurred alongside the anger over poverty and police brutality.
British Dictionary definitions for alongside


(often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
along the side of some specified thing: come alongside
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for alongside

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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