, 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.
(often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
along the side of some specified thing: come alongside
1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.
Beside, next to, as in Tom’s canoe lay alongside of mine. [ Late 1700s ]
Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [ Late 1700s ]
Compared to, as in My car doesn’t look like much alongside of Dad’s. [ ; late 1800s ]
- Alonzo church
alonzo church person A twentieth century mathematician and logician, and one of the founders of computer science. Church invented the lambda-calculus and posited a version of the Church-Turing thesis. (1995-03-25)
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof. Contemporary Examples The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security. Stop Calling Obama Aloof! […]
the quality or state of being , distant, or reserved; indifference: His girlfriend’s recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over. Historical Examples It is his aloofness that his audiences resent the most of all. Iconoclasts James Huneker She could scarcely endure the aloofness with which he had withdrawn into himself. Dust […]
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof. Historical Examples aloofly though the Deanite lives, he is not altogether an unsocial being. Lippincott’s Magazine, December, 1885 Various Aubrey inquired, aloofly interested […]