from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mathematics A line bounding a plane figure.
- n. Mathematics A surface bounding a solid figure.
- n. A surface of an object, especially a surface joining a top and bottom: the four sides of a box.
- n. A surface of an object that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front: the side of the ship.
- n. Either of the two surfaces of a flat object: the front side of a piece of paper; the two sides of a record.
- n. The part within an object or area to the left or right of the observer or of its vertical axis.
- n. The left or right half of the trunk of a human or animal body: always sleeps on his side; a side of beef.
- n. The space immediately next to someone: stood at her father's side.
- n. The space immediately next to something. Often used in combination: courtside; dockside.
- n. One of two or more contrasted parts or places within an area, identified by its location with respect to a center: the north side of the park.
- n. An area separated from another area by an intervening feature, such as a line or barrier: on this side of the Atlantic; the district on the other side of the railroad tracks.
- n. One of two or more opposing individuals, groups, teams, or sets of opinions.
- n. One of the positions maintained in a dispute or debate. See Synonyms at phase.
- n. A distinct aspect: the shy side of his personality.
- n. Line of descent: my aunt on my mother's side.
- n. An incomplete script that shows the lines and cues of a single performer only. Often used in the plural.
- n. Chiefly British Affected superiority; arrogance.
- adj. Located on a side: a side door.
- adj. From or to one side; oblique: a side view.
- adj. Minor; incidental: a side interest.
- adj. In addition to the main part; supplementary: a side benefit.
- transitive v. To provide sides or siding for: side a frame house with aluminum.
- transitive v. To be positioned next to: a couch that is sided by low tables.
- transitive v. To be in agreement with; support.
- intransitive v. To align oneself in a disagreement: sided with the conservatives in Congress; siding against the bill.
- idiom on the side In addition to the main portion: coleslaw on the side.
- idiom on the side In addition to the main occupation or activity: did some consulting work on the side.
- idiom side by side Next to each other; close together.
- idiom this side of Informal Verging on; short of: shady deals that were just this side of criminal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.
- n. A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.
- n. One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.
- n. A region in a specified position with respect to something.
- n. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)
- n. One possible aspect of a concept.
- n. One set of competitors in a game.
- n. A sports team.
- n. A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
- n. Sidespin; english
- n. A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (from when there were only two channels).
- n. A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.
- v. To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"
- v. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
- v. To suit; to pair; to match.
- v. To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
- v. To furnish with a siding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.
- adj. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental
- adj. Long; large; extensive.
- n. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the shorter edges, called ends; a bounding line of a geometrical figure
- n. Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; ; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another.
- n. One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half
- n. The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body.
- n. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
- n. The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another.
- n. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
- n. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other.
- intransitive v. To lean on one side.
- intransitive v. To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides.
- transitive v. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
- transitive v. To suit; to pair; to match.
- transitive v. To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
- transitive v. To furnish with a siding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the two terminal surfaces, margins, or lines of an object or a space situated laterally to its front or rear aspect; a part lying on the right or the left hand of an observer, with reference to a definite point of view: as, the sides of a building (in contradistinction to its front and rear or back, or to its ends); the sides of a map or of a bed (distinguished from the top and bottom, or from the head and foot, respectively).
- n. Specifically, with reference to an animal body:
- n. Either half of the body, right or left, which lies on either hand of the vertical median longitudinal plane; the entirety of any lateral part or region: as, the right side; the left side.
- n. The whole or a part of the body in front of or behind a vertical transverse plane: as, the front side; the hinder side; the dorsal side.
- n. A part of the body lying laterally with reference to any given or assumed axis, and opposed to another similar or corresponding part: as, the front or back side of the arm.
- n. A surface or extent of any body, or part of any body, that is external or internal, considered with reference to its opposite: as, the inner or outer side. See inside, outside.
- n. Especially, that part of the trunk of an animal which lies or extends between the shoulder and the hip, and particularly the surface of such part; the lateral region or superficies of the chest and belly.
- n. One of the two most extensive surfaces of anything, being neither top or bottom, nor end, nor edge or border.
- n. One of the continuous surfaces of an object limited by terminal lines; one of two or more bounding or investing surfaces; a superficial limit or confine, either external or internal: as, the six sides of a cube (but in geometry the word is not thus used for face, but as synonymous with edge); the side of a hill or mountain (hill side, mountain -side); the upper and under sides of a plank; the right and wrong sides of a fabric or garment (see phrase below); the sides of a cavern or a tunnel.
- n. One of the extended marginal parts or courses of a surface or a plane figure; one of any number of distinct terminal confines or lateral divisions of a surface contiguous to or conterminous with another surface: as, the opposite sides of a road or a river; the east and west sides of the ocean; all sides of a field.
- n. Position or place with reference to an intermediate line or area; a space or stretch divided from another by the limit or course of something: preceded by on and followed by of, either expressed or (sometimes) understood: as, a region on both sides of a river; we shall not meet again this side the grave.
- n. A part of space or a range of thought extending away from a central point; any part of a surrounding region or outlook; lateral view or direction; point of compass: as, there are obstacles on every side; to view a proposition from all sides.
- n. An aspect or part of anything viewed as distinct from or contrasted with another or others; a separate phase; an opposed surface or view (as seen in the compounds inside and outside): as, the side of the moon seen from the earth; a character of many sides; to study all sides of a question; that side of the subject has been fully heard.
- n. Part or position with reference to any line of division or separation; particular standing on a subject; point of view: as, to take the winning side in politics, or one's side of a dispute; there are faults on both sides.
- n. A party or body separated from another in opinion, interest, or action; an opposing section or division; a set of antagonists: as, to choose sides for a game or contest of any kind; different sides in religion or politics.
- n. A divisional line of descent; course of descent through a single ancestor: chiefly with reference to parentage: as, relatives on the paternal or the maternal side; to be well born on the mother's side.
- n. Respect; regard.
- n. In technical uses:
- n. One of the halves of a slaughtered animal, divided through the spine: as, a side of beef or mutton.
- n. Specifically, the thin part of the side of a hog's carcass; the flank of a hog: as, to live on side or side-meat.
- n. One half of a tanned hide or skin divided on a medial longitudinal line through the neck and butt. Compare diagram of tanned skin under leather.
- n. plural The white fur from the sides of the skin of a rabbit.
- n. Of cloth, the right or dressed side.
- n. In billiards, a bias or spinning motion given to a ball by striking it sidewise: in American billiards called English.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing consisting of a part of the field cut off palewise, either on the dexter or sinister part: it should not exceed one sixth of the field, and is usually smaller than that.
- n. One surface of one fold of a paper; a page.
- n. In geometry, a line bounding a superficial figure, whether the latter be considered by itself or be the face of a solid. Sense 3, above, common in ordinary language, is strictly excluded from mathematics, for the sake of definiteness.
- n. In arithmetic and algebra, the root or base of a power.
- n. In algebra, position in an equation either preceding or following the sign of equality.
- n. A pretentious or supercilious manner; swagger.
- Being at or on one side; lateral.
- Being from or toward one side; oblique; indirect; collateral: as, a side view; a side blow; a side issue.
- To take part with, or the part of, another or others; place one's self on the same side in action or opinion, as against opposition or any adverse force; concur actively: commonly followed by with.
- To take or choose sides; divide on one side and the other; separate in opposition.
- In ship- and boat-building, to have a breadth of the amount stated, as a piece of timber: as, it sides 14 inches.
- To be, stand, or move by the side of; have or take position beside; come alongside of.
- To be on the same side with, physically or morally; be at or on the side of; hence, to countenance or support.
- To stand on the same level with; be equal to in position or rank; keep abreast of; match; rival.
- To place or range on a side; determine the side or party of.
- To flatten off a side or sides of (timber) by hewing it with a side-ax or broadax, or by sawing.
- To cut into sides; cut apart and trim the sides of, as a slaughtered animal; also, to carve for the table: as, to side a hog.
- To push aside.
- To place at one side; set aside.
- Wide; large; long; far-reaching.
- Far; distant.
- Widely; wide; far.
- To cultivate alongside of, as a row of cotton.
- n. In golf, the two players playing together in a best-ball match, a threesome, a foursome, or a four-ball match.
- n. In geometry: One of the determining straights of a polygram.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extended outer surface of an object
- n. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
- n. an elevated geological formation
- n. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
- n. a family line of descent
- n. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
- adj. located on a side
- n. an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
- n. one of two or more contesting groups
- v. take sides for or against
- n. a surface forming part of the outside of an object
- n. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
- n. a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
- n. either the left or right half of a body
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And when Lord Bath ventured to complain to this audacious leader of fashion, that he had a pain in his side, she cried out, "Oh! that cannot be, you have _no side_."
There is one side of a cow which is usually called the _milking side_ -- that is the cow's left side -- because, somehow custom has established the practice of milking her from that side.
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As the great globe slowly revolved, carrying the spot towards its western edge, he was struck with the gradual contraction and final disappearance of the penumbra _on the side next the centre of the disc_; and when on the 6th of December the same spot re-emerged on the eastern limb, he perceived, as he had anticipated, that the shady zone was now deficient _on the opposite side_, and resumed its original completeness as it returned to