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Meaning of “besides” in the English Dictionary

"besides" in British English

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besidesadverb, preposition

uk   us   /bɪˈsaɪdz/
B1 in ​addition to; also: She won't ​mind if you're late - besides, it's ​hardlyyourfault. Do you ​play any other ​sports besides ​basketball?

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

"besides" in American English

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besidespreposition, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /bɪˈsɑɪdz/
in ​addition to; also: Do you ​play any other ​sports besides ​golf? He won’t ​mind if you’re late – besides, it’s not ​yourfault.
(Definition of besides from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “besides”
in Arabic بِالإِضافَة إلى…
in Korean 게다가…
in Portuguese além de…
in Catalan a més a més de…
in Japanese ~に加えて…
in Chinese (Simplified) 而且, 除…之外还有…
in Turkish bundan başka, zaten, bununla birlikte…
in Russian кроме…
in Chinese (Traditional) 而且, 除…之外還有…
in Italian oltre a…
in Polish oprócz, poza…
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