Alongside



, 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 Idol judge Randy Jackson.
Ripping Off Larry Platt’s “Pants” Kim Masters January 31, 2010

In 2012, he “punched her in the neck and dragged her alongside a speeding car with their two children in the vehicle.”
The NFL Is Full of Ray Rices Robert Silverman September 8, 2014

Imagine up on stage not just Macca but alongside him: Mick and Keith, Clapton, Townshend, Jimmy Page, Bono, and so on.
The Opening Ceremonies Michael Tomasky July 26, 2012

Roughly 45,000 soldiers work there alongside another 9,000 civilian employees, making it equivalent to a mid-sized American city.
Let’s Put Things in Perspective: You’re Still Safer on a Military Base Robert Beckhusen April 6, 2014

The Iranian offer has been widely interpreted as one to fight ISIS alongside the U.S.
Will Iran Sell Out Al Qaeda for Nukes? Josh Rogin, Eli Lake September 24, 2014

Historical Examples

Then they took their way under the trees, alongside the little Longchamp rivulet.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

I told Buck to tow it to the steamer, and we had it alongside in a few moments.
Up the River Oliver Optic

They had been discovered some time before they got alongside.
Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston

The canoe was alongside directly the steamer came to an anchor.
The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston

His own position was alongside of her, secured in like manner by ends of cordage.
Overland John William De Forest

preposition
(often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
adverb
along the side of some specified thing: come alongside
adv.

1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.

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