• (RP) IPA: /bɪˈsaɪd/,
  • (GA) IPA: /biˈsaɪd/, /bəˈsaɪd/
  1. Next to; at the side of.
    A small table beside the bed
  2. Not relevant to.
    That is beside the point
  3. Besides; in addition to.
    • 1733, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Man. […], (please specify ), London: Printed for J[ohn] Wilford, […], OCLC 960856019 ↗:
Translations Translations
  • French: outre
  • German: neben
  • Portuguese: irrelevante para
  • Russian: поми́мо

beside (not comparable)

  1. Otherwise; else.
    • , Ozymandias:
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay / Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare / The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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