Definition of alongside in English:

alongside

(North American alongside of)

preposition

  • 1Close to the side of; next to.

    ‘she was sitting alongside him’
    as adverb ‘the boat came alongside’
    ‘the road passes alongside the viaduct’
    • ‘Our car thuds over the worn grass and hills alongside the road, jerking us up and down.’
    • ‘Scott says he sort of inherited the field alongside the shop that has become his farm.’
    • ‘He said he had personally noticed that the local farmer had had to rebuild the wall alongside the road on almost a monthly basis.’
    • ‘It was possible to swim alongside the side of the wreck and look down towards the seabed.’
    • ‘Their greatest concern is the proposal to construct a new access road alongside the village play area.’
    • ‘Stay on the coast path as you pass alongside magnificent coastal scenery.’
    • ‘His vision includes a relief road to run alongside the railway, cycleways and the improvement of amenities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rain early Thursday has made the mud and piling garbage alongside roads stickier and stinkier.’
    • ‘I drew my bike up alongside Leonard's as the path widened on the far side of the pond.’
    • ‘When you are driving keep your eye out for a beach trail and cars parked alongside the road.’
    • ‘Cahill asked in his smooth voice, sliding into the passenger side seat alongside Gemmel.’
    • ‘If the defender is in front or alongside the shooter, the ball is very exposed for a block.’
    • ‘The small tuna boat is alongside us throwing bait and it seems our marlin has turned into a tuna.’
    • ‘The car pulled in and parked alongside the road in front of some quaint little shops.’
    • ‘With the sun rising higher and splashing across the water, black porpoise dorsals soar and dip alongside the boat.’
    • ‘A road could be built alongside Fulford golf course and exit onto the bypass, or exit onto Heslington Lane.’
    • ‘In addition to this, improvements will be made to the adjacent slip road alongside Kew Bridge.’
    • ‘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.
      ‘I worked alongside him for many weeks’
      • ‘Veteran runner Marie will be running alongside a number of staff from Bury Hospice, for whom she is raising money.’
      • ‘His role, unlike the musicologist Cooke, has been as a composer working alongside Elgar's ghost.’
      • ‘It's been nice to play alongside my mates, rather than just colleagues.’
      • ‘If we can do it alone we will, but we're willing to work alongside anyone who wants to co-operate.’
      • ‘Like, have they not read about the Greek theory that soldiers actually fought better alongside the men they loved?’
      • ‘Often working alongside estate agents, YPP offers three levels of intervention.’
      • ‘Javed Khan, advice centre co-ordinator, worked alongside Jane while she was a volunteer.’
      • ‘Local bands Greasy Hogwash and Marner Brown played alongside Reggie Balmoral for over three hours.’
      • ‘A security officer, David worked alongside his mum for about four years before getting fulltime work.’
      • ‘I'd play either with one of two forwards, but we are generally used to playing Chris or John alongside Henrik.’
      • ‘He says he is not going to preach but to work and live alongside the people because that is what is holy.’
      • ‘Will Greenwood returns from international duty and takes his place in the centre alongside Dafydd James.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Morrison will write the script for the film, in which actors will star alongside the computer generated animals.’
      • ‘Kerr has said he is considering starting John O'Shea alongside Keane in midfield, but it is unlikely he will do so.’
      • ‘Red ribbons, alongside black, will truly mean something in London today.’
      • ‘She is to star alongside Jane Lapotaire in the drama, as yet untitled.’
      • ‘They had a head start in that their assistant manager Ian Butterworth used to play alongside Prior at Norwich City.’
      • ‘They will research, write and perform the works, alongside professionals.’
      alongside, alongside each other, 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.
      ‘alongside the development of full-time courses there had to be provision for the part-time student’
      • ‘It was usual practice for the finishing trades of the bleachers and dyers to develop alongside hosiery.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Later, Sartre developed existentialism alongside a growing interest in Marxism.’
      • ‘So it is with no bias that he has programmed four home-grown shows alongside the exotic imports in this year's event.’
      • ‘It was developed alongside speech recognition technology acquired from SoftSound last year.’
      • ‘What sort of work might he be doing alongside or in contrast to the research reported here?’
      • ‘Marriage followed alongside a comfortable life on the cosy road to middle-class success.’
      • ‘The poodle participated in the dog dressing and beauty competition held alongside the dog show.’
      • ‘The appointment of a minister to embrace tourism alongside culture and sport is quite enough.’
      • ‘Didsbury, however, will have a say in the assistants' finals, which runs alongside the main event.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Probably the best the reader can do is to consult both volumes alongside each other.’
      • ‘It is no accident that the rise of Fantasy has gone alongside the development of digital FX.’
      • ‘There you have a basic beginning, tap dance continued to grow alongside the music that it was danced to.’
      • ‘Drivers should consider the size of a breakdown provider's network alongside price when choosing cover.’
      • ‘Quality indicators therefore have to be developed using other evidence alongside expert opinion.’
      • ‘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

/əˌlôNGˈsīd//əˌlɔŋˈsaɪd/