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Definition of "besides" []

  • In addition; also. (adverb)
  • Moreover; furthermore. (adverb)
  • Otherwise; else: has been to Mexico but nowhere besides. (adverb)
  • In addition to. (preposition)
  • Except for; other than: No one besides the owner could control the dog. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "besides" in a sentence
  • "However, I've heard/read other people using the term besides me."
  • "He adds that the film won't follow the graphic novel literally, enough to even be given another title besides Torso in the end, and compares the changes in Torso to Fight Club's changes from Chuck Palahniuk's book."
  • "‘My friends,’ said I, drawing to the table, at which they were by this time seated in their usual chairs, ‘do you remember that this story bore another title besides that one we have so often heard of late?’"