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Meaning of “beside” in the English Dictionary

"beside" in British English

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besidepreposition

uk   us   /bɪˈsaɪd/
A2 at the ​side of, next to: Come and ​sit here beside me. Our ​school was ​builtright beside a ​river. compared to another ​person or thing: Those ​booksseem very ​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 ​exactcost is beside the ​point.

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(Definition of beside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beside" in American English

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besidepreposition

 us   /bɪˈsɑɪd/
at the ​side of; next to: Come and ​sit here beside me.
(Definition of beside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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