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

Pronunciation

alongside

/əlɒŋˈsʌɪd/