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  1. side
    IPA[sīd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a position to the left or right of an object, place, or central point:

      a town on the other side of the river on either side of the entrance was a garden Rachel tilted her head to one side
    • 2. either of the two halves of an object, surface, or place regarded as divided by an imaginary central line:

      she lay on her side of the bed the left side of the brain
    • 3. the right or the left part of a person's or animal's body, especially of the human torso:

      he has been paralyzed on his right side since birth
    • 4. a place or position closely adjacent to someone:

      his wife stood at his side
    • 5. either of the lateral halves of the body of a butchered animal, or an animal prepared for eating:

      a side of beef
    • 6. an upright or sloping surface of a structure or object that is not the top or bottom and generally not the front or back:

      a car crashed into the side of the house line the sides of the cake pan a side entrance
    • 7. each of the flat surfaces of a solid object:

      cubes with a different decoration on each of the six sides
    • 8. either of the two surfaces of something flat and thin, such as paper or cloth:

      comments should not exceed one side of A4 paper the flysheet is silicone protected on both sides
    • 9. the amount of writing needed to fill one side of a sheet of paper:

      she told us not to write more than three sides
    • 10. either of the two faces of a record or of the two separate tracks on a length of recording tape:

      the other side of the original 78 is free of any distortion put the tape on and listen to a whole side
    • 11. a part or region near the edge and away from the middle of something:

      a minivan was parked at the side of the road cabins on the south side of the clearing
      Synonym : edge, border, verge, boundary, margin, fringe, fringes, flank, brink, bank, brim, rim, lip, perimeter, circumference, extremity, periphery, limit, outer limit, limits, bound, bounds, hand, marge, bourn, skirt
    • 12. each of the lines forming the boundary of a plane rectilinear figure:

      the farm buildings formed three sides of a square
    • 13. a person or group opposing another or others in a dispute, contest, or debate:

      the two sides agreed to resume border trade whose side are you on?
    • 14. a sports team:

      there was a mixture of old and young players in their side
      Synonym : team, squad, lineup, crew
    • 15. the position, interests, or attitude of one person or group, especially when regarded as being in opposition to another or others:

      Mrs. Burt hasn't kept her side of the bargain the conservationists are on the city's side of the case
    • 16. a particular aspect of a situation or a person's character:

      her ability to put up with his disagreeable side
    • 17. a person's kinship or line of descent as traced through either their father or mother:

      Richard was of French descent on his mother's side
    • 18. subsidiary to or less important than something:

      a side dish of fresh vegetables
    • 19. a dish served as subsidiary to the main one:

      sides of German potato salad and red cabbage
    • 20. horizontal spinning motion given to a ball.

    • 21. another term for English

    verb

    • 1. support or oppose in a conflict, dispute, or debate:

      he felt that Max had betrayed him by siding with Beatrice
    • 2. provide with a side or sides; form the side of:

      the hills that side a long valley
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: side, plural noun: sides

    • v.: verb: side, 3rd person present: sides, gerund or present participle: siding, past tense: sided, past participle: sided

    • noun

      a position to the left or right of an object, place, or central point:

      either of the two halves of an object, surface, or place regarded as divided by an imaginary central line:

    • verb

      support or oppose in a conflict, dispute, or debate:

      provide with a side or sides; form the side of:

    • adjective

      having sides of a specified number or type:
    • adjective

      having sides of a specified number or type:
    • noun

      a direction in which a person has a poor view, typically of approaching danger:

      the side opposite the one toward which a person is looking:

    • verb

      hit or attack (someone) on the blind side:

      catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unexpected position:

    • adverb

      with the side of someone or something toward something else:
    • adjective

      directed from or toward a side:

      (of a collision) involving the side of a vehicle.

    • noun

      the side of something that receives the sun for longest:

      the more cheerful or pleasant aspect of a state of affairs:

    • noun

      the less important side of a pop single record; the B-side.

      another aspect or version of something, especially its reverse or its unwanted concomitant:

    • noun

      the furthest side of something:

      the side of the moon not visible from earth:

    • noun

      a subsidiary chapel opening off the side aisle in a large church.
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