Webster 1913 Edition
Webster 1828 Edition
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.