• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beside Aside from; out of the regular course or order of; in a state of deviation from; out of. "You] have done enough
      To put him quite beside his patience."
    • Beside At the side of; on one side of. "Beside him hung his bow."
    • Beside 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 ?""To all beside , as much an empty shade,
      An Eugene living, as a Cæsar dead."
    • Beside On one side.
    • Beside Over and above; distinct from; in addition to. "Wise and learned men beside those whose names are in the Christian records.""Paul, thou art beside thyself ."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Beside Frensham Pond Beside Frensham Pond
May practises her spelling with Tabby beside her May practises her spelling with Tabby beside her
A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning
The gondola is the centre of everything; it is Venice and a living creature besides The gondola is the centre of everything; it is Venice and a living creature besides
He sat down beside her He sat down beside her
Walking beside the water Walking beside the water
William standing beside Miss Drew’s desk William standing beside Miss Drew’s desk

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him
    • beside Same as besides, which is now the common form.
    • beside At the side of; near: as, sit down beside me, or beside the stream.
    • beside Over and above; distinct from.
    • beside Out of; away from.
    • beside Apart from; not connected with; not according to.
    • beside Contrary to.
    • beside Out of; in a state deviating from.
    • beside Without.
    • beside Synonyms Beside, Besides. Beside, by the side of; besides, in addition to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet
    • prep., adv Beside be-sīd′ by the side of, near: over and above (in this sense, now usually Besides′), distinct from: apart from, not falling within, as of a question, resolution, &c
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  • Joe Paterno
    Joe Paterno
    “Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.”
  • Charles Stanley
    Charles Stanley
    “As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    “I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.”
  • Anita Loos
    “A girl with brains ought to do something with them besides think.”


Beside the point - If something is beside the point, it's not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered.
Beside themselves - If people are beside themselves, they are very worried or emotional about something.
Beside yourself - If you are beside yourself, you are extremely angry.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. biside, bisiden, bisides, prep. and adv., beside, besides; pref. be-, by + side,. Cf. Besides, and see Side (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. bi siden—A.S. be si'dan, by the side (dat.).


In literature:

Besides, Gigetto said the other day that he would wait for him at the corner of the forest.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Because, while I was painting it, Dorian Gray sat beside me.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
I tell you, it's all foolishness; and besides, I need you.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Besides, Pennington faces a beautiful glen that is about half a mile wide.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
A limp figure in an old skin coat lay almost at her feet, and she dropped on her knees beside it in the snow.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Besides, there was the difficulty of calling them.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Besides, the doctor likes it, in this case.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
In the next room her white silk was laid out, her wreath and veil beside it.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Besides, you may draw pictures at home whenever you wish.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Lorenzo set the candle on the table beside Daoud and sat beside him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

Fallen is Einar
Our son beside him,—
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Man is a bull
But he has not slain you
And this man lies
Like a lover beside you.
"Ode To Walt Whitman" by Stephen Vincent Benet
In the high valley
I sought to hide me,
But when I woke at dawn
You were beside me.
"The Brothers" by Ethel Clifford
White-haired and honored,
Hurled to the hounds here,—
Our son beside him,
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
For to feed beside Thee
With the Virgin choir,
In the vale of lilies,
Is my one desire.
"Pro Castitate" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
"Two she has to guide her:
One, a sturdy chap,
Other, tall beside her,
In a silver cap.
"April" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

Anastasia Crenshaw poses beside her single-engine Cessna on Sunday at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport.
"I can't think of anyone, besides (CBS legend Edward R.) Murrow, who had a greater influence in shaping television journalism .".
Bassnectar, aka Lorin Ashton, sold more tickets to his shows in 2011 than any other electronic dance music act besides Deadmau5 and Tiesto.
Besides the option to control lighting, the Equinox 4 can also tap into climate functions and audio systems.
What else besides the Constitution does Mr Obama not know.
Besides the reinforcements that should arrive some time shortly after September 1, when rosters expand, the addition of Koji Uehara gives manager Ron Washington an important late-inning option.
Krishna Kafe in Lafayette sits beside Krishna Grocery.
Three days before Christmas 2005, Marvin Vernis Smith stood at a massive dark stain in the beige carpet beside the bed in the master bedroom of his two-story Cypress home.
The man slumped beside her snored gently.
Besides the concert dance stage, Lubovitch has created choreography for Olympic ice skaters and Broadway, so he knows how to play to a crowd.
This Oct 21, 2006 file photo shows Alaska Gov Sarah Palin standing beside her husband, Todd Palin, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Herman Wouk at his desk in Palm Springs, Calif A picture of his late wife is beside him.
Besides his wife of 57 years, and his four children and six grandchildren, they are admittedly, the passion of Delano's Walter Grotz.
Merci Boutique is located beside its sister store, Fleur de Lis , in Chenoweth Square.
Besides his somewhat impressive activity on the boards and a few nice passes, Griffin almost had no impact on the game until he made shots late.

In science:

In Theorem 1.5.3 below we will generalize Proposition 1.3.5 to a case which contains both these situations, and where the only restriction on the ρi,j ;k ’s (besides their independence) concerns the values of their expectations.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
Besides the positive integer s, we now also fix a parameter q ∈ (−1, 1).
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
Besides that, the parameters ξi , ξj which vary from site to site make effective hopings ˜tij = tij ξiξj random quantities.
Interplay of Disorder and Correlations
Not a trace of extended H I gas above a minimal detectable column density of 2×1019 atoms cm-2 (3σ ) can be found besides the rotating gas disks of the three identified galaxies.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
Besides, stochastically inhomogeneous magnetic field can be experimentally created by various ways.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field