Pronunciation: (bi-sīdz'), [key]
1. moreover; furthermore; also: Besides, I promised her we would come.
2. in addition: There are three elm trees and two maples besides.
3. otherwise; else: They had a roof over their heads but not much besides.
1. over and above; in addition to: Besides a mother he has a sister to support.
2. other than; except: There's no one here besides Bill and me.
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