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side

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noun \ˈsīd\

Definition of side

  1. 1a :  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body a pain in the sideb (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 productsc :  one longitudinal half of a hide

  2. 2 :  a place, space, or direction with respect to a center or to a line of division (as of an aisle, river, or street)

  3. 3a :  one of the longer bounding surfaces or lines of an object especially contrasted with the ends the side of a barnb :  a line or surface forming a border or face of an object a die has six sides the back side of the moonc :  either surface of a thin object one side of a record right side of the clothd :  a bounding line of a geometric figure side of a triangle

  4. 4a :  the space beside one stood by my sideb :  an area next to something —usually used in combination a poolside interview

  5. 5 :  a slope (as of a hill) considered as opposed to another slope the far side of the hill

  6. 6a :  the attitude or activity of one person or group with respect to another :  part there was no malice on my sideb :  a position that is opposite to or contrasted with another two sides to every question came down on the side of law and orderc :  a body of partisans or contestants victory for neither sided :  team 1a 11 players on each side; also :  the players on a baseball team batting in an inning struck out the side

  7. 7 :  a line of descent traced through one's parent grandfather on his mother's side

  8. 8 :  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

  9. 9 British :  sideways spin imparted to a billiard or snooker ball

  10. 10 :  a sheet containing the lines and cues for a single theatrical role

  11. 11 :  a recording of music

  12. 12 :  a side order or dish a side of fries

on the side

  1. 1 :  in addition to the main portion

  2. 2 :  in addition to a principal occupation

  3. 3 :  secretly outside of one's marriage or romantic relationship seeing another woman on the side

this side of

  1. :  short of :  almost an attitude just this side of scandalous

Origin and Etymology of side

Middle English, from Old English sīde; akin to Old High German sīta side, Old English sīd ample, wide


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side

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Definition of side

  1. 1a :  situated on the side side windowb :  of or relating to the side

  2. 2a :  directed toward or from the side side thrust side windb :  incidental, indirect side issue side remarkc :  made on the side side paymentd :  additional to the main portion a side order of french fries

Examples of side in a Sentence

  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

before 12th century


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side

verb

Definition of side

sided

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siding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to agree with :  support

  3. 2 :  to be side by side with

  4. 3 :  to set or put aside :  clear away side the dishes

  5. 4 :  to furnish with sides or siding side a house

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to take sides :  join or form sides sided with the rebels

Examples of side in a Sentence

  1. They just sided their house.

First Known Use of side

1585


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side

noun

Definition of side

chiefly British

  1. :  swaggering or arrogant manner :  pretentiousness

Origin and Etymology of side

obsolete English side proud, boastful


SIDE Defined for English Language Learners

side

adjective

Definition of side for English Language Learners

  • : 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

side

verb

Definition of side for English Language Learners

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


SIDE Defined for Kids

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side

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noun \ˈsīd\

Definition of side for Students

  1. 1 :  the right or left part of the body from the shoulder to the hip I have a pain in my right side.

  2. 2 :  a place, space, or direction away from or beyond a central point or line The statue was leaning to one side.

  3. 3 :  a surface or line forming a border or face of an object A square has four sides.

  4. 4 :  an outer surface or part of something considered as facing in a certain direction the upper side

  5. 5 :  either surface of a thin object Write on both sides of the paper.

  6. 6 :  a place next to something or someone the side of the road I stood at his side.

  7. 7 :  an opinion or position viewed as opposite or different from another Listen to my side of the story.

  8. 8 :  a group of people involved in a competition, dispute, or war Which side won?

  9. 9 :  a line of ancestors traced back from either parent I'm French on my mother's side.


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side

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adjective

Definition of side for Students

  1. 1 :  of or located on the side side pockets a side door

  2. 2 :  going toward or coming from the side a side wind

  3. 3 :  related to something in a minor or unimportant way a side remark

  4. 4 :  being in addition to a main portion a side order of French fries


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side

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verb

Definition of side for Students

sided

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siding

  1. :  to agree with or support the opinions or actions of Darkclaw sided with them while trying to placate the others … — Brian Jaques, Redwall


Medical Dictionary

side

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noun \ˈsīd\

Medical Definition of side

  1. 1:  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body a pain in the side

  2. 2:  one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the midsagittal plane

  3. 3:  a lateral half or part of an organ or structure burned on the right side of one leg



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