Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In addition; also.
  • adverb Moreover; furthermore.
  • adverb Otherwise; else.
  • preposition In addition to.
  • preposition Except for; other than.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition obsolete beside
  • preposition in addition, in addition to
  • preposition other than; except for; instead of
  • adverb conjunctive also; in addition
  • adverb conjunctive moreover; furthermore
  • adverb conjunctive otherwise; else

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

  • adverb in addition
  • adverb making an additional point; anyway

Etymologies

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

[Middle English : biside, at the side; see beside + -es, adv. suff.; see –s.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

beside +‎ -s See -s (Etymology 3)

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?’

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  • 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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  • ‘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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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