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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Next to or very close to the side of someone or something.

Usage examples (40)
  • Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold.
  • He didn't want to be close in beside the other men.
  • I backed up and tried pulling in beside the toilet.
  • He helped her into the chaise and got in beside her. for more
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  • "Besides" (in addition to) putting the glass in the sink, she placed the book "beside" (at the side of) the bed.
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