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Meaning of BESIDES

Pronunciation:  bi'sIdz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  making an additional point; anyway; "I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"
  2. [adv]  in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too"

BESIDES is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: also, as well, in any case, likewise, too



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*sides"\, Beside \Be*side"\, adv. [OE. Same as
    beside, prep.; the ending -s is an adverbial one, prop. a
    genitive sign.]
    1. On one side. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak.
    2. More than that; over and above; not included in the
       number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in
             The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
                                                   --Gen. xix.
             To all beside, as much an empty shade, An Eugene
             living, as a C[ae]sar dead.           --Pope.
    Note: These sentences may be considered as elliptical.
  2. \Be*sides\, prep.
    Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to;
    other than; else than. See {Beside}, prep., 3, and Syn. under
          Besides your cheer, you shall have sport. --Shak.
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