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alongside

EN[ə.lɔŋˈsaɪd] [ə.lɒŋˈsaɪd]
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The USS Harry S. Truman coming alongside the USNS John Lenthall for a fuel replenishment.
The USS Harry S. Truman coming alongside the USNS John Lenthall for a fuel replenishment.

    Definition of alongside in English Dictionary

  • AdverbSUF-side
    1. Along the side; by the side; side by side with.
      1. Ahoy, bring your boat alongside of mine.
  • Preposition
    1. Together with or at the same time.
      1. The Italian opted for Bolton's Cahill alongside captain John Terry - and his decision was rewarded with a goal after only 13 minutes. Bulgaria gave a hint of defensive frailties to come when they failed to clear Young's corner, and when Gareth Barry found Cahill in the box he applied the finish past Nikolay Mihaylov.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • fireside ‎(“ next to a fire ” ), railside ‎(“ alongside a railway ” )
      • And alongside all of this, I’d want someone to make a spiralised courgette salad and then pour it down the waste disposal as we watched, to the cheers of the assembled throng.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Uncomparable adverbs
      • Prepositions

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en longline
      2. en ringside
      3. en altoside
      4. en ironside
      5. en agnuside
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      Meaning of alongside for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "alongside" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition.
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