two people stand side by side.
The small seal script for the character is
The clerical script for the character is
Its Pinyin is Bing4.
I have to point out that the 並 - side by side, is not used in simplified Chinese any more. There is another character 并 (Abreast, Post 115), originally, it means that two people move with the same steps.
Let's review the character briefly.
The shell bone script for character Abreast is
The one horizontal line indicates that two people or animals keep in step with each other.
Its big seal script is
The two short horizontal lines emphasize the same pace.
the lines are not continuous but the meaning is the same.
Its clerical script is
In 1950s, Chinese Simplification Group decided that the two characters 並，并 combined into one character 并, which has both meanings of the two. 並 is removed from simplified characters. But traditional Chinese still keeps both.
Simplification of Characters is not only done by reducing the strokes of some characters, but combineing two characters into one, which is not many, 并/並 is one of them.
However, this kind simplification not only cut off the connection of character's evolution history but causes some confusions.
並 is still used in traditional Chinese.