Definition of besides in US English:

besides

preposition

  • In addition to; apart from.

    ‘I have no other family besides my parents’
    ‘besides being a player, he was my friend’
    • ‘She had never told anyone besides her family that she loved them, not even Alex and it felt so strange to her.’
    • ‘Why should children learn about anything besides happiness and love and compassion?’
    • ‘There are many options for members besides the gym and swimming pool.’
    • ‘When I got out, it was silent, like it is now, besides a little wind blowing the red sand around outside.’
    • ‘We didn't know for awhile whether or not anyone knew besides the top officials.’
    • ‘A good teacher should have in-depth knowledge and ability to think besides a good reach and aptitude.’
    • ‘Parents can find something for their kids on the web besides games and fun.’
    • ‘She couldn't remember a time where anyone she knew besides her family had seen her in a dress.’
    • ‘Do people besides your family and your close circle of friends like these songs?’
    • ‘What more could a woman want besides the perfect family and the perfect home?’
    • ‘Are there other resources that you can look at besides just talking to friends and family?’
    • ‘There was no sense in trying to put the blame on anyone besides their parents.’
    • ‘I had never had anyone tell me that they loved me - besides my family of course.’
    • ‘The large room was nearly cleared out besides the remaining players and judges.’
    • ‘Was he afraid, do you think, of having potentially another name on the ballot besides his own?’
    • ‘Candidates were asked which nation, besides Canada, concerns them the most.’
    • ‘What do they have, being so far away from home and their families, besides my support?’
    • ‘Never before had he felt such strong emotions for anyone else besides his family.’
    • ‘The couple, who have two other children, still feel the council should have targeted other youngsters besides their son.’
    • ‘Kim was all alone, and he was just about the only family she had left besides her grandma.’
    apart from, other than, aside from, but for, save for, not counting, excluding, not including, except, with the exception of, excepting, bar, barring, leaving aside, beyond
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adverb

  • 1In addition; as well.

    ‘I'm capable of doing the work, and a lot more besides’
    • ‘She equaled him on the ski runs and tennis courts and was a far more conscientious student besides.’
    • ‘It's like getting a speeding ticket, paying for nothing and getting demerits on your record besides.’
    • ‘He knows the goals are an easy way to any supporter's heart, but he reckons his lanky winger offers a lot more besides.’
    • ‘It is all glam by comparison, a busy street, four lanes wide with a lot of the local amenities and lots more besides.’
    • ‘Smoking causes cancer and many other nasty things besides, and I would be delighted if the entire world stopped tomorrow.’
    • ‘I could see there was a lot of other stuff inside there too, and a lot more money besides.’
    • ‘Both had given heart and soul and a lot more besides to win the match and yet one was the victor and the other vanquished.’
    • ‘He can do that, but he does a lot more besides, and that is what makes him special.’
    • ‘Not only do you get pictures like those below but lots more besides.’
    • ‘There will be much more besides, so make sure you are there when the fun begins at 11 am on Sunday.’
    • ‘All this is detailed - and a lot more besides in his book.’
    • ‘The ground floor is a warren of rooms crammed with every kind of device you ever saw in an ironmonger's, and quite a lot more besides.’
    • ‘She put her name to the single market, the bedrock of European union, and to several other fundamental agreements besides.’
    • ‘But caps and hoods nowadays seem to be a cover for mischief and a lot worse besides.’
    • ‘All of these, and plenty more besides, are reasons to criticise.’
    • ‘I still own all his albums from 1969 to 1983, plus all sorts of other stuff besides.’
    • ‘I know you've been travelling a lot and been sick besides, so it may not have made it into an update.’
    • ‘He is the best finisher in England and a lot more besides.’
    • ‘More often than not he lost it and a good deal more besides.’
    • ‘In my own childhood home, she was this and a whole lot more besides.’
    as well, too, in addition, also, into the bargain, on top of that, to boot
    furthermore, moreover, further
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    1. 1.1 Moreover; anyway.
      ‘I had no time to warn you. Besides, I wasn't sure’
      • ‘So the fiber evidence is, I think, extremely weak and besides, she lived in the home.’
      • ‘It's a lot more fun that way and, besides, I'm entitled to expect people to make allowance.’
      • ‘She had got used to the idea, and besides, death was very much like life, only without the worries.’
      • ‘I cannot afford black market fuel and besides, I have no idea where to get it!’
      • ‘You're a guest, and besides, sleeping in a bed would be a lot better for your back than the couch.’
      • ‘That doesn't leave a lot of time for breakfast, and besides, I don't like to eat that early.’
      • ‘No one would look there and besides, the paper was too small to piece together again.’
      • ‘This seemed a satisfactory explanation - now we could continue; besides I was starting to go numb.’
      • ‘And besides, the real reason you want a hard case is because of the unspeakable things that happen to cases in airports.’
      • ‘Furthermore, besides food intake, other factors can also affect stool size.’
      • ‘And besides, this rule wasn't made clear to the students in most of the colleges.’
      • ‘We used to respect each other a lot more, and besides they had a natural authority over players.’
      • ‘And besides, to be able to create emotions with writing is formidable as it is.’
      • ‘And besides, if and when it does happen, he believes it will be an opportunity to improve the quality of provision.’
      • ‘She has no idea what she possesses and besides she is needed for the ceremony.’

Usage

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Pronunciation

besides

/bəˈsīdz//bəˈsaɪdz/