Definition of alongside in English:

alongside

preposition

North American
  • 1Close to the side of; next to:

    ‘she was sitting alongside him’
    [as adverb] ‘the boat came alongside’
    • ‘It was possible to swim alongside the side of the wreck and look down towards the seabed.’
    • ‘Stay on the coast path as you pass alongside magnificent coastal scenery.’
    • ‘Cahill asked in his smooth voice, sliding into the passenger side seat alongside Gemmel.’
    • ‘Our car thuds over the worn grass and hills alongside the road, jerking us up and down.’
    • ‘The small tuna boat is alongside us throwing bait and it seems our marlin has turned into a tuna.’
    • ‘With the sun rising higher and splashing across the water, black porpoise dorsals soar and dip alongside the boat.’
    • ‘Their greatest concern is the proposal to construct a new access road alongside the village play area.’
    • ‘In addition to this, improvements will be made to the adjacent slip road alongside Kew Bridge.’
    • ‘Usually alongside a busy road, these places are perfect for supping ale and eating crisps in the baking hot sun.’
    • ‘Pulling alongside them she and Rachel gave them a small wave and then they drove off.’
    • ‘He said he had personally noticed that the local farmer had had to rebuild the wall alongside the road on almost a monthly basis.’
    • ‘I drew my bike up alongside Leonard's as the path widened on the far side of the pond.’
    • ‘Rain early Thursday has made the mud and piling garbage alongside roads stickier and stinkier.’
    • ‘A road could be built alongside Fulford golf course and exit onto the bypass, or exit onto Heslington Lane.’
    • ‘Scott says he sort of inherited the field alongside the shop that has become his farm.’
    • ‘When you are driving keep your eye out for a beach trail and cars parked alongside the road.’
    • ‘If the defender is in front or alongside the shooter, the ball is very exposed for a block.’
    • ‘The car pulled in and parked alongside the road in front of some quaint little shops.’
    • ‘His vision includes a relief road to run alongside the railway, cycleways and the improvement of amenities.’
    • ‘He said the action plan set challenging targets to enhance wildlife habits alongside Britain's roads.’
    beside, by the side of, on the edge of, alongside, next to, adjacent to, close by, in a line by, one after the other by
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    1. 1.1 Together and in cooperation with:
      ‘a care assistant was working alongside him’
      • ‘Kerr has said he is considering starting John O'Shea alongside Keane in midfield, but it is unlikely he will do so.’
      • ‘Local bands Greasy Hogwash and Marner Brown played alongside Reggie Balmoral for over three hours.’
      • ‘They had a head start in that their assistant manager Ian Butterworth used to play alongside Prior at Norwich City.’
      • ‘If we can do it alone we will, but we're willing to work alongside anyone who wants to co-operate.’
      • ‘It's been nice to play alongside my mates, rather than just colleagues.’
      • ‘Often working alongside estate agents, YPP offers three levels of intervention.’
      • ‘She is to star alongside Jane Lapotaire in the drama, as yet untitled.’
      • ‘Like, have they not read about the Greek theory that soldiers actually fought better alongside the men they loved?’
      • ‘Javed Khan, advice centre co-ordinator, worked alongside Jane while she was a volunteer.’
      • ‘Morrison will write the script for the film, in which actors will star alongside the computer generated animals.’
      • ‘Veteran runner Marie will be running alongside a number of staff from Bury Hospice, for whom she is raising money.’
      • ‘Red ribbons, alongside black, will truly mean something in London today.’
      • ‘I'd play either with one of two forwards, but we are generally used to playing Chris or John alongside Henrik.’
      • ‘Kitt will also kick off the event by playing alongside Jerry Fish on Thursday night.’
      • ‘I don't think the stores would mind, and I'm sure they would enjoy the joke alongside all the customers.’
      • ‘They will research, write and perform the works, alongside professionals.’
      • ‘His role, unlike the musicologist Cooke, has been as a composer working alongside Elgar's ghost.’
      • ‘He says he is not going to preach but to work and live alongside the people because that is what is holy.’
      • ‘A security officer, David worked alongside his mum for about four years before getting fulltime work.’
      • ‘Will Greenwood returns from international duty and takes his place in the centre alongside Dafydd James.’
      beside each other, abreast, level, shoulder to shoulder, cheek by jowl, together, close together
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    2. 1.2 At the same time as or in coexistence with:
      ‘they aim to encourage coverage of disabled sport alongside able-bodied achievement’
      • ‘We focused mainly on set-up and aero development, alongside tyre testing for Magny Cours.’
      • ‘Limitless quantities of easy-drinking home-made wine was served alongside to wash it all down.’
      • ‘There you have a basic beginning, tap dance continued to grow alongside the music that it was danced to.’
      • ‘Quality indicators therefore have to be developed using other evidence alongside expert opinion.’
      • ‘Drivers should consider the size of a breakdown provider's network alongside price when choosing cover.’
      • ‘And the passport service is developing a passport card to issue alongside the passport book.’
      • ‘Lithium can be used alongside careful monitoring of blood levels to prevent side effects.’
      • ‘Didsbury, however, will have a say in the assistants' finals, which runs alongside the main event.’
      • ‘The poodle participated in the dog dressing and beauty competition held alongside the dog show.’
      • ‘It is no accident that the rise of Fantasy has gone alongside the development of digital FX.’
      • ‘It was usual practice for the finishing trades of the bleachers and dyers to develop alongside hosiery.’
      • ‘Probably the best the reader can do is to consult both volumes alongside each other.’
      • ‘Later, Sartre developed existentialism alongside a growing interest in Marxism.’
      • ‘It was developed alongside speech recognition technology acquired from SoftSound last year.’
      • ‘The appointment of a minister to embrace tourism alongside culture and sport is quite enough.’
      • ‘Marriage followed alongside a comfortable life on the cosy road to middle-class success.’
      • ‘So it is with no bias that he has programmed four home-grown shows alongside the exotic imports in this year's event.’
      • ‘What sort of work might he be doing alongside or in contrast to the research reported here?’
      • ‘First, there is the desire of the new books to contain the best of the old alongside the new.’
      • ‘He has single-handedly kept Salford afloat, doing his level best alongside the big guns.’

Pronunciation

alongside

/əlɒŋˈsʌɪd/