in the fore-and-aft line of a vessel.
, by, at, or to the of something: We brought the boat alongside. beside; by the of: The dog ran alongside me all the way. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all. Contemporary Examples And Jimmy Fallon covered the song twice—once as Neil Young and once alongside […]
by or the or coast. Historical Examples Gadabout sidled to starboard, and grapnels were thrown up into the trees to hold her alongshore. Virginia: The Old Dominion Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins A word used rather contemptuously for alongshore; land usage. The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth And when it was over, and they […]
- Along the lines of
Also, on the lines of. Roughly similar or in keeping with. For example, We told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller, or Jane asked the caterer for a menu on the lines of the Morgans’ wedding reception. This idiom uses line in the sense of “a […]
- Along with
through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article […]