Be*sides" (?), Be*side" (?), adv. [OE. Same as beside, prep.; the ending -s is an adverbial one, prop. a genitive sign.]

1.

On one side.

[Obs.]

Chaucer. Shak.

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 Caesar dead. Pope.

⇒ These sentences may be considered as elliptical.

 

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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.

 

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