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English definition of “besides”

besides

adverb, preposition     /bɪˈsaɪdz/
B1 in addition to; also: She won't mind your being late - besides, it's hardly your fault . Do you play any other sports besides basketball ?Also, extra, and in addition Grammar:Beside or besides?Grammar:BesideBeside is a preposition. It means ‘at the side of’ or ‘next to’. It is rather formal:Grammar:BesidesBesides is a preposition or a linking adverb. It means ‘in addition to’ or ‘also’:
(Definition of besides adverbpreposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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