from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In addition; also.
- adv. Moreover; furthermore.
- adv. Otherwise; else: has been to Mexico but nowhere besides.
- prep. In addition to.
- prep. Except for; other than: No one besides the owner could control the dog.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. beside
- prep. in addition, in addition to
- prep. other than; except for; instead of
- adv. also; in addition
- adv. moreover; furthermore
- adv. otherwise; else
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. On one side.
- adv. More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.
- prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under beside.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moreover; more than that; further.
- In addition; over and above; as well.
- Not included in that mentioned; otherwise; else.
- On one side; aside.
- Sometimes beside.
- By the side of; near.
- Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to: as, besides these honors he received much money.
- Other than; except; bating.
- Beyond; away from: as, quite besides the Subject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in addition
- adv. making an additional point; anyway
Middle English : biside, at the side; see beside + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
beside + -s See -s (Etymology 3) (Wiktionary)