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Meaning of besides by Wiktionary Dictionary

besides


    Etymology

    beside +‎ -s See -s ( 語源 3 )

    Preposition

    besides

    1. ( obsolete ) beside
    2. in addition, in addition to
    3. other than; except for; instead of
      I don't want to go anywhere besides India .

    Adverb

    besides ( not comparable )

    1. ( conjunctive ) also; in addition
    2. ( conjunctive ) moreover; furthermore
    3. ( conjunctive ) otherwise; else

    Synonyms

    See also

    on top of that

    Usage notes

    Not to be confused with


Explanation of besides by Wordnet Dictionary

besides


    Adverb
    1. making an additional point

    2. I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it
    3. in addition



    Definition of besides by GCIDE Dictionary

    besides


    1. Besides Beside 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 addition.

      The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ? Gen. xix. 12.

      To all beside, as much an empty shade,

      An Eugene living, as a Cæsar dead. Pope.

      ☞ These sentences may be considered as elliptical.

    2. Besides prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.

      Besides your cheer, you shall have sport. Shak.