noun \ˈsīd\

Definition of SIDE

a :  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body <a pain in the side>
b (1) :  one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane
(2) :  a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body —used chiefly of smoked pork products
c :  one longitudinal half of a hide
:  a place, space, or direction with respect to a center or to a line of division (as of an aisle, river, or street)
a :  one of the longer bounding surfaces or lines of an object especially contrasted with the ends <the side of a barn>
b :  a line or surface forming a border or face of an object <a die has six sides> <the back side of the moon>
c :  either surface of a thin object <one side of a record> <right side of the cloth>
d :  a bounding line of a geometric figure <side of a triangle>
a :  the space beside one <stood by my side>
b :  an area next to something —usually used in combination <a poolside interview>
:  a slope (as of a hill) considered as opposed to another slope <the far side of the hill>
a :  the attitude or activity of one person or group with respect to another :  part <there was no malice on my side>
b :  a position that is opposite to or contrasted with another <two sides to every question> <came down on the side of law and order>
c :  a body of partisans or contestants <victory for neither side>
d :  team 4a <11 players on each side>; also :  the players on a baseball team batting in an inning <struck out the side>
:  a line of descent traced through one's parent <grandfather on his mother's side>
:  an aspect or part of something contrasted with some other real or implied aspect or part <the better side of his nature> <the sales side of the business> <the seasoning is a bit on the heavy side>
British :  sideways spin imparted to a billiard or snooker ball
:  a sheet containing the lines and cues for a single theatrical role
:  a recording of music
:  a side order or dish <a side of fries>
on the side
:  in addition to the main portion
:  in addition to a principal occupation
:  secretly outside of one's marriage or romantic relationship <seeing another woman on the side>
this side of
:  short of :  almost <an attitude just this side of scandalous>

Origin of SIDE

Middle English, from Old English sīde; akin to Old High German sīta side, Old English sīd ample, wide
First Known Use: before 12th century



: of or located on the side of something

: happening or done in addition to the main or most important thing

: in addition to the main meal

Full Definition of SIDE

a :  situated on the side <side window>
b :  of or relating to the side
a :  directed toward or from the side <side thrust> <side wind>
b :  incidental, indirect <side issue> <side remark>
c :  made on the side <side payment>
d :  additional to the main portion <a side order of french fries>

Examples of SIDE

  1. a front and side view of the car
  2. The jacket has side pockets.
  3. Please use the side door.
  4. A side benefit of the drug is that it helps patients relax.
  5. She took on a side project during the summer.
  6. I had a burger with a side order of fries.
  7. I'll have rice as a side dish.

First Known Use of SIDE

14th century

Related to SIDE



: to cover the outside walls of (a building) with long pieces of material (called siding)


Full Definition of SIDE

transitive verb
:  to agree with :  support
:  to be side by side with
:  to set or put aside :  clear away <side the dishes>
:  to furnish with sides or siding <side a house>
intransitive verb
:  to take sides :  join or form sides <sided with the rebels>

Examples of SIDE

  1. They just sided their house.

First Known Use of SIDE




Definition of SIDE

chiefly British
:  swaggering or arrogant manner :  pretentiousness

Origin of SIDE

obsolete English side proud, boastful
First Known Use: 1878


noun \ˈsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIDE

:  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body <a pain in the side>
:  one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the midsagittal plane
:  a lateral half or part of an organ or structure <burned on the right side of one leg>
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
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