Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
If one thing is beside another, it is next to it or at the side of it.
Besides means 'in addition to' or 'as well as'.
You can use besides to introduce a clause beginning with an -ing form.
You must use an -ing form in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'He writes novels and poems besides he works as a journalist'.
You can use besides when you are making an additional point or giving an additional reason that you think is important.
to be beside o.s (with anger) → estar fuera de sí; (with joy) → estar loco de alegría
that's beside the point → eso no tiene nada que ver con el asunto, eso no viene al caso
what is that beside victory? → ¿y eso qué importa comparado con la victoria?
He was beside himself → Il était hors de lui. (= excited) → être surexcité(e)
to be beside o.s. with anxiety → être mort(e) d'inquiétude
to be beside o.s. with anger → être hors de soi
to be beside o.s. with excitement → être surexcité(e)
beside[bɪˈsaɪd] prep (at the side of) → accanto a, vicino a; (compared with) → rispetto a, in confronto a
to be beside o.s. (with) (anger, joy) → essere fuori di sé (da)
that's beside the point → questo non c'entra niente