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Webster 1913 Edition


Besides

Be-sides

,
p
rep.
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.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Besides

BESI'DES

, prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from.
And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine. Gen.26.
Note. This word, though radically the same as beside, and a corruption of it, ought not to be confounded with it, for it is never used in the senses explained under beside, except in the second.

Definition 2022


besides

besides

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Preposition

besides

  1. (obsolete) Beside.
  2. In addition, in addition to.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • August 3, 2008 - Schlock Mercenary
      Captain Tagon: Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something besides those two plasma cannons.
      Ebinoth: When you say "besides," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.
    • 2016 April 18, Phil McNulty, Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona”, in BBC Sport:
      n the end, Chelsea's organisation and discipline was rewarded but Di Matteo knows they will have to produce the same - and more besides - in the Nou Camp to confirm a meeting with either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final in Munich next month.
  3. Other than; except for; instead of.
    I don't want to go anywhere besides India.
    • August 3, 2008 - Schlock Mercenary
      Captain Tagon: Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something besides those two plasma cannons.
      Ebinoth: When you say "besides," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.

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Adverb

besides (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) also; in addition
  2. (conjunctive) moreover; furthermore
  3. (conjunctive) otherwise; else
  4. (obsolete) On one side.
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Not to be confused with