Be·sides Be·side adv.
1. On one side. [Obs.]
2. More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.
The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ? --Gen. xix. 12.
To all beside, as much an empty shade,
An Eugene living, as a Cæsar dead. --Pope.
Note: ☞ These sentences may be considered as elliptical.
Be·sides prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.
Besides your cheer, you shall have sport. --Shak.
adv 1: making an additional point; anyway; "I don't want to go to a
restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she
couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any
case he wasn't always with her" [syn: in any case]
2: in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [syn: too, also, likewise,