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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Besides going to aerobics twice a week, she rides horses on Saturdays.
▪ I don't mind picking up your things from the store. Besides, the walk will do me good.
▪ I wanted to help her out. Besides, I needed the money.
▪ Sonya says she couldn't get here through all the snow. Besides, her car's broken down.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Besides \Be*sides\, prep. 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.


Besides \Be*sides"\, Beside \Be*side"\, adv. [OE. Same as beside, prep.; the ending -s is an adverbial one, prop. a genitive sign.]

  1. On one side. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer. Shak.

  2. More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.

    The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
    --Gen. xix. 12.

    To all beside, as much an empty shade, An Eugene living, as a C[ae]sar dead.

    Note: These sentences may be considered as elliptical.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

attested from c.1200 (common after c.1400), from beside + adverbial genitive -s. Once sharing all the senses of beside, now properly limited to "in addition to, otherwise."


adv. 1 (context conjunctive English) also; in addition 2 (context conjunctive English) moreover; furthermore 3 (context conjunctive English) otherwise; else 4 (context obsolete English) On one side. prep. 1 (context obsolete English) beside. 2 in addition, in addition to.

  1. adv. making an additional point; anyway; "I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her" [syn: in any case]

  2. in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [syn: too, also, likewise, as well]

Besides (Sugar album)

Besides is the final studio album by the alternative rock band Sugar. It was released in 1995 on Rykodisc. The compilation album contains various B-sides from the group's previously released singles. It also has live and remixed versions of existing tracks from the band's two full albums and one EP, as well as several studio and live versions of tracks that had been unavailable on any of their previous albums. In addition, the CD included a QuickTime video for the single "Gee Angel", although this was not advertised on the CD packaging.

Besides (EP)

Besides is an EP by Do Make Say Think. It was released in December 1999 by Resonant Records in a vinyl-only format and is now out-of-print.

The songs on this EP were recorded by the band on an 8 track and mixed at Dave Audio in Toronto. They were selected from over 20 hours of music that the band both collectively and individually recorded over the first three years of their career. The only exception to this is the song "Bobby Zincone", which was recorded live at the Mockingbird Toronto.

Besides (Over the Rhine album)

Besides is a compilation of outtakes, previously unreleased songs, and live recordings by Over the Rhine, released in 1997. While initially intended as a fan club release (the text 'For Rhinelanders Only' appears prominently on the back jewel case insert), the disc has been available at shows and through the band's website consistently since its release.


Besides may refer to:

  • Besides (EP), a 1999 EP by Do Make Say Think
  • Besides (Over the Rhine album), 1997
  • Besides (Sugar album), 1995
  • Besides (Cold Chisel album), 2011
Besides (Bleu album)

Besides is a B-Sides & rarities record by Bleu with unreleased songs from " A Watched Pot" and " Four". Besides was released on vinyl, CD and digital.

There are two editions, a blue 150g vinyl (limited with 100 copies) which will be signed and a black 150g vinyl (limited with 300 copies).

Besides (Cold Chisel album)

Besides is a compilation album of B-sides, bonus tracks and rarities, released digitally only in July 2011 by Australian rock band, Cold Chisel. The album didn’t impact the official ARIA Charts, but peaked at number 28 on the iTunes chart.

Usage examples of "besides".

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

Besides the glands, both surfaces of the leaves and the pedicels of the tentacles bear numerous minute papillae, which absorb carbonate of ammonia, an infusion of raw meat, metallic salts, and probably many other substances, but the absorption of matter by these papillae never induces inflection.

Besides, Aleksei, Dani, their newborn twins, along with Acier and his woman Raven were in Arizona.

Besides acquiring by arms such a noble territory in France, Besides defending it against continual attempts of the French monarch and all its neighbors, Besides exerting many acts of vigor under their present sovereign, they had, about this very time, revived their ancient fame, by the most hazardous exploits, and the moat wonderful successes, in the other extremity of Europe.

Her husband looked at her as if surprised to notice that someone besides Pierre and himself was in the room, and addressed her in a tone of frigid politeness.

Besides, not the faintest proof can be adduced of any such perceptible correspondence subsisting between them.

Besides, if he ever deigned to give a thought to me, Versilov was most likely expecting a young boy just out of high school, still a mere adolescent, gaping at the world in wide-eyed wonderment.

He judged the bagpipe competition himself, and held one end of the tape that measured the jumps, besides delighting the whole assembled company by his affability and good spirits.

Besides, she had been sending him love notes for a year through her chaperone, which he had not answered, partly out of shyness but also because he had wanted to stay as far away as possible from any member of the Alcazar family, even a niece.

Besides the Cathars, the region was, and always has been, a centre of alchemy, and several villages attest to the alchemical preoccupations of its former residents, notably Alet-les-Bains near Limoux, where the houses are still decorated with esoteric symbolism.

The visit to Alman had made physical demands on all of them, and Tenoctris had the effort of the incantations besides.

Besides the rustling of the gas cells there was the creaking of the aluminium framework along which he walked and the musical cries of thousands of steel bracing wires.

I painted our amorous combats in a lively and natural manner, for, besides my recollections, I had her living picture before my eyes, and I could follow on her features the various emotions aroused by my recital.

Esther Summerson is a lady, but she is so much besides that her ladyhood does not detach itself from her sainthood and her angelhood, so as to be conspicuous--if, indeed, conspicuousness may be properly predicated of the quality of a lady.

Besides this, my movements were not in anywise interfered with up to the moment of my arrest, when we were miles beyond all Federal pickets.