alongside of








adverb

  1. along, by, at, or to the side of something: We brought the boat alongside.

preposition

  1. beside; by the side of: The dog ran alongside me all the way.
  2. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all.

preposition

  1. (often foll by of) along the side of; along besidealongside the quay

adverb

  1. along the side of some specified thingcome alongside
adv.

1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.

1

Beside, next to, as in Tom’s canoe lay alongside of mine. [Late 1700s]

2

Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [Late 1700s]

3

Compared to, as in My car doesn’t look like much alongside of Dad’s. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

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