Alongside vs Simultaneously - What's the difference?

alongside | simultaneously |


As adverbs the difference between alongside and simultaneously

is that alongside is along the side; by the side; side by side with while simultaneously is occurring at the same time.

As a preposition alongside

is together with or at the same time.

alongside

English

Adverb

(-)
  • Along the side; by the side; side by side with.
  • Ahoy, bring your boat alongside of mine.

    See also

    * para-

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Together with or at the same time.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 2, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Bulgaria 0-3 England , passage=The Italian opted for Bolton's Cahill alongside captain John Terry - and his decision was rewarded with a goal after only 13 minutes. Bulgaria gave a hint of defensive frailties to come when they failed to clear Young's corner, and when Gareth Barry found Cahill in the box he applied the finish past Nikolay Mihaylov.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme

    simultaneously

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Occurring at the same time.
  • *
  • The hens woke up squawking with terror because they had all dreamed simultaneously of hearing a gun go off in the distance.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.}}