Hypertext Webster Gateway: "besides"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Besides \Be*sides\, prep.
Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to;
other than; else than. See {Beside}, prep., 3, and Syn. under

Besides your cheer, you shall have sport. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Besides \Be*sides"\, Beside \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

The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
--Gen. xix.

To all beside, as much an empty shade, An Eugene
living, as a C[ae]sar dead. --Pope.

Note: These sentences may be considered as elliptical.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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},
{as well}]

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