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English definition of “beside”

beside

preposition uk   /bɪˈsaɪd/ us  
A2 at the side of, next to: Come and sit here beside me. Our school was built right beside a river. compared to another person or thing: Those books seem rather dull beside this one. be beside the point C2 to be in no way connected to the subject that is being discussed: Let's stick to discussing whether the road should be built at all. The exact cost is beside the point.
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