side meaning

[ said ] Pronunciation:   "side" in a sentence
Noun: side  sId
  1. A place within a region identified relative to a centre or reference location
    "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side" 
  2. One of two or more contesting groups
    "the Confederate side was prepared to attack" 
  3. Either the left or right half of a body
    "he had a pain in his side" 
  4. A surface forming part of the outside of an object
    "he examined all sides of the crystal"
    - face 
  5. An extended outer surface of an object
    "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house" 
  6. An aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
    "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side" 
  7. A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
    "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side" 
  8. A family line of descent
    "he gets his brains from his father's side" 
  9. A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
    - side of meat 
  10. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    "there are two sides to every question"
    - position 
  11. An elevated geological formation
    "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
    - slope, incline 
  12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
    - English [N. Amer]
Adjective: side  sId
  1. Located on a side
    "side fences"; "the side porch"
Verb: side  sId
  1. Take sides for or against
    "I"m siding against the current candidate"

Sounds like: sighed

Derived forms: sides, sided, siding

See also: broadside, lateral, sidelong, side-to-side

Type of: align, ancestry, area, array, aspect, blood, blood line, bloodline, cut, cut of meat, descent, facet, formation, geological formation, line, line of descent, lineage, opinion, origin, parentage, part, pedigree, region, social unit, spin, stemma, stock, surface, unit, view

Antonym: bottom, top

Part of: body, elevation, natural elevation, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Side Side, Turkey

[American slang]
n. a side of a record.
• Let's cruise over to Sam's pad and hear some sides.
• Now, here's a side you may remember.

[British slang]
Noun. Boastfulness, arrogance. Usually in negative, e.g."He's a nice man, honest and down to earth, and there's no side to him." {Informal}

noun [C]



one of the two or more people or groups taking part in an argument, a discussion, etc:

We reached an agreement acceptable to all sides.

The two sides announced a deal yesterday. See note at COLLEAGUE


one of the opinions, attitudes or positions held by sb in a business arrangement, an argument, etc:

Are you sure they will keep their side of the bargain (= do what they say they will do)?

3 (informal)

a particular aspect of a job or a company's business:

He worked for them on the sales and marketing side.

I'll take care of that side of things.

They needed someone to handle the management side of the business.


one of the two parts of a financial account:

the credit/debit 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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  1. our side compounded the problem.
  2. our struggle also had its dark side.
  3. he was never long absent from my side.
  4. take the left side fork at the crossroads.
  5. she turned the chair on its side to repair it.

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