alongside

[[t]əlɒ̱ŋsa͟ɪd, AM -lɔ͟ːŋ-[/t]]
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1) PREP If one thing is alongside another thing, the first thing is next to the second.

He crossed the street and walked alongside Central Park...

Much of the industry was located alongside rivers.

ADV: ADV after v
Alongside is also an adverb.

He waited several minutes for a car to pull up alongside.

2) PREP If you work alongside other people, you all work together in the same place.

He had worked alongside Frank and Mark and they had become friends...

Men aged 60 are fighting alongside young boys.

Syn:
together with
3) PREP If one thing exists or develops alongside another, the two things exist or develop together at the same time.

As she makes progress, her personal self-confidence will develop alongside her technique...

Alongside the Job Creation Programme they launched a Work Experience Programme.

Syn:
together with

English dictionary. 2008.

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