Besides meaning

bĭ-sīdz
Moreover; furthermore.

I'm too tired to go for a walk. Besides, it's raining.

adverb
15
2
Besides is defined as in addition to, or except for.

An example of besides used as a preposition is, "She had two dogs besides three cats" which means she has two dogs and three cats.

An example of besides used as a preposition is, "Everyone went to the party besides Joe" which means that everyone, except for Joe, went to the party.

preposition
9
4
In addition; also.

I could smell the ocean, some pine trees, and something else besides.

adverb
7
3
The definition of besides mean in addition to or furthermore.

An example of besides used as an adverb is, "He went to the bank besides the store, grocer and pharmacy" which means he also went to the bank.

An example of besides used as an adverb is, "She had $10, but nothing else besides" which means she only had $10.

adverb
6
2
Except for that mentioned; else.
adverb
5
2
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Moreover; furthermore.
adverb
4
3
Except for; other than.

No one besides the owner could control the angry dog.

preposition
3
2
In addition; as well.
adverb
3
3
In addition, in addition to.
preposition
2
0
Otherwise; else.

Has been to Mexico but nowhere besides.

adverb
2
3
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Other than; except for; instead of.

I don't want to go anywhere besides India.

preposition
1
0
(conjunctive) Otherwise; else.
adverb
1
0
In addition to.

She was given a scholarship besides the award.

preposition
1
1
In addition to; as well as.
preposition
1
1
Other than; except.

Who, besides him, is qualified?

preposition
1
1
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(conjunctive) Also; in addition.
adverb
1
1
(conjunctive) Moreover; furthermore.
adverb
1
1

Origin of besides

  • Middle English biside at the side beside -es adv. suff. –s3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • beside +‎ -s See -s (Etymology 3)

    From Wiktionary