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alongside of

1. Next to. I parked my car alongside of yours. My dog sleeps alongside of me all night.
2. Together with. We've been neighbors for so long that our kids grew up alongside of each other.
3. In comparison to. When you consider these two options alongside of each other, one is clearly superior.
See also: alongside, of

alongside (of) someone or something

as compared with a person or a thing. (The things being compared need not be beside one another. Of is normally used before pronouns.) Our car looks quite small alongside of theirs. My power of concentration is quite limited alongside of yours.

draw (up) alongside someone or something

 and draw (up) alongside
to move up even with someone or something in motion. The police officer drew up alongside us and ordered us to pull over. A car drew up alongside us.
See also: alongside, draw

lay alongside something

[for a ship] to rest afloat next to something. The ship lay alongside a lovely island while a shore party searched for fresh water. Our ship lay alongside the narrow wooden pier.
See also: alongside, lay

lay something alongside (of something)

to place something next to something else, lengthwise. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please lay the spoon alongside the knife. Find the knife and lay the spoon alongside.
See also: alongside, lay

lie alongside (of someone or an animal)

to lie next to someone or an animal. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Jimmy came in to lie alongside of his father in bed. The puppy lay alongside its mother.
See also: alongside, lie

line up alongside someone or something

to form or get into a line beside someone or something. Can you line up alongside the other people? Line up alongside the wall and get ready to be photographed.
See also: alongside, line, up

pull (up) alongside (of someone or something)

to move to a point beside someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The car pulled up alongside the truck and honked and the people inside waved and waved. Please pull alongside the curb.
See also: alongside, pull

alongside of

1. Beside, next to, as in Tom's canoe lay alongside of mine. [Late 1700s]
2. Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [Late 1700s]
3. Compared to, as in My car doesn't look like much alongside of Dad's. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: alongside, of
References in classic literature ?
The starboard boat, fended off by sailors, rose and fell in the water alongside while the remainder of the dunnage and provisions showered into her.
Scraps, the big Newfoundland puppy, who had played and pranced about through all the excitement, seeing so many of the Mary Turner's humans in the boat alongside, sprang over the rail, low and close to the water, and landed sprawling on the mass of sea- bags and goods cases.
I could see him casting longing glances at the small skiff towing astern, so in the next calm I hauled the skiff alongside.
I couldn't work alongside of 'em an hour before I'd be knockin' their blocks off," he explained.
Lizzie took her right hand from the scull it held, and touched her lips with it, and for a moment held it out lovingly towards him: then, without speaking, she resumed her rowing, as another boat of similar appearance, though in rather better trim, came out from a dark place and dropped softly alongside.
SOUTHPORT'S Tommy Fleetwood will begin his Open Championship challenge just after 1pm at St Andrews alongside 2007 Masters winner Zach Johnson and Austria's Bernd Weisberger.
LOCAL kids have taken centre stage alongside stars of the small screen in the Belgrade Theatre's acclaimed performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Ron Paul praised his new movie, " Alongside Night" (starring Kevin Sorbo/Hercules and God's Not Dead) by emphasizing, "I'd like to mention to the viewers, hopefully when you get the chance take a look at this movie, read the book.
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Liqa noted that participating in the drama alongside Adel is a big step in her acting career.
COLOMBO (CyHAN)- Sri Lankan wedding couple Nisansala and Nalin pose for photographers alongside their bridesmaids during their Guinness World Record-breaking wedding in Negombo, some 30kms north of Colombo, on November 8, 2013.
Now, Crissy Rock is on the hunt for the regions top acts to perform alongside her this October in Tonight's the Night.
A WELSH hotel part-owned by Hollywood A-lister John Malkovich has won a place alongside some of the world's most illustrious hotels.
Taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group confirmed on Monday that it had stopped selling the cover alongside loans, credit cards and mortgages from last Friday.
The group will play alongside the Diaspora Vocal Collective on Sunday, a choir comprised of people from age seven and up.