Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In addition; also.
  • adv. Moreover; furthermore.
  • adv. Otherwise; else: has been to Mexico but nowhere besides.
  • prep. In addition to.
  • prep. Except for; other than: No one besides the owner could control the dog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. beside
  • prep. in addition, in addition to
  • prep. other than; except for; instead of
  • adv. also; in addition
  • adv. moreover; furthermore
  • adv. otherwise; else

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On one side.
  • adv. More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.
  • prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under beside.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moreover; more than that; further.
  • In addition; over and above; as well.
  • Not included in that mentioned; otherwise; else.
  • On one side; aside.
  • Sometimes beside.
  • By the side of; near.
  • Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to: as, besides these honors he received much money.
  • Other than; except; bating.
  • Beyond; away from: as, quite besides the Subject.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in addition
  • adv. making an additional point; anyway

Etymologies

Middle English : biside, at the side; see beside + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
beside +‎ -s See -s (Etymology 3) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, I've heard/read other people using the term besides me.

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  • He adds that the film won't follow the graphic novel literally, enough to even be given another title besides Torso in the end, and compares the changes in Torso to Fight Club's changes from Chuck Palahniuk's book.

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  • ‘My friends,’ said I, drawing to the table, at which they were by this time seated in their usual chairs, ‘do you remember that this story bore another title besides that one we have so often heard of late?’

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • It is said that this Potiphar was high-priest of Heliopolis; he was not therefore the eunuch, his first master; or if it was the latter, he had another title besides that of high-priest; and his wife had been a mother more than once.

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  • So is the decision to use another term besides “tar baby” when making a point not necessarily intended to address race, with other terminology, an impulse not to offend at the expense of historical reality?

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  • At first she assumed that she must have seen other examples of Abigail Drury's work, but Summer searched the Waterford College Library's databases and Sylvia pored over her many quilt books and magazines without finding a single mention of her name besides the October 1912 issue of Ladies' Home Journal.

    The Quilter's Legacy

  • “I reckon she had a name besides Mrs. Macalister, but I never was allowed to use it,” Phetna said contemptuously.

    Sweetbriar

  • "My friends," said I, drawing to the table, at which they were by this time seated in their usual chairs, "do you remember that this story bore another title besides that one we have so often heard of late?"

    Old Curiosity Shop

  • As for Secret of Mana, there isn't much information regarding the title besides that it'll be available on the iPhone some time this year.

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  • Do you have any specific goals with the new label besides the usual - getting your music to as many people as possible?

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