side

noun (1)
\ˈsīd \

Definition of side 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a : 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

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

3a : 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

4a : the space beside one stood by my side

b : an area next to something usually used in combination a poolside interview

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

6a : 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 sense 1a 11 players on each side also : the players on a baseball team batting in an inning struck out the side

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

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 British : sideways spin imparted to a billiard or snooker ball

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

11 : a recording of music

12 : a side order or dish a side of fries

on the side

1 : in addition to the main portion

2 : in addition to a principal occupation

3 : 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

side

adjective

Definition of side (Entry 2 of 4)

1a : situated on the side side window

b : of or relating to the side

2a : 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

side

verb
sided; siding

Definition of side (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to agree with : support

2 : to be side by side with

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

4 : to furnish with sides or siding side a house

intransitive verb

: to take sides : join or form sides sided with the rebels

side

noun (2)

Definition of side (Entry 4 of 4)

chiefly British

: swaggering or arrogant manner : pretentiousness

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Synonyms for side

Synonyms: Adjective

lateral

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Examples of side in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Verb

They just sided their house.
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First Known Use of side

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1585, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for side

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

obsolete English side proud, boastful

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The first known use of side was before the 12th century

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side

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of side

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of side (Entry 2 of 2)

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

side

noun
\ˈsīd \

Kids Definition of side

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

side

adjective

Kids Definition of side (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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

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

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

side

verb
sided; siding

Kids Definition of side (Entry 3 of 3)

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

side

noun
\ˈsīd \

Medical Definition of side 

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

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

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

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