alongside


alongside
a|long|side
W3 [əˌlɔŋˈsaıd US əˌlo:ŋ-] adv, prep
1.) next to the side of something
A car drew up alongside .
Children's prices are shown alongside adult prices.
2.) used to say that people or things do something or exist together at the same time
Charles spent a week working alongside the miners.
Organized crime continued to flourish alongside the mainstream economy.
3.) in comparison with something
His achievement may seem small alongside the great triumphs of 20th century technology.
Athletics should rank alongside (=be equal to) soccer and cricket as a major sport.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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