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[Side]

A side is a physical position to the left or the right of an object or person. It’s also another kind of position like if you take your brother’s side in an argument, you say he’s right. Even if he’s not.

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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; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.

Noun
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"

Noun
either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"

Noun
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"

Noun
an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"

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(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

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Noun
a lengthwise dressed half of an animal''s carcass used for food

Noun
a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father''s side"

Noun
one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

Noun
a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"

Noun
a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"

Noun
a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location; "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side"

Noun
an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"

Verb
take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I''m pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"

Verb
take the side of; be on the side of; "Whose side are you on?"; "Why are you taking sides with the accused?"


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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; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.

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Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side.

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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; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.

n.
The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.

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.

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A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.

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Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.

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Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

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Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

n.
Long; large; extensive.

v. i.
To lean on one side.

v. i.
To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.

v. t.
To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

v. t.
To suit; to pair; to match.

v. t.
To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

v. t.
To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.


Side

Side , n. [AS. s'c6de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s'c6ta, Icel. s'c6a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s'c6d large, spacious, Icel. s'c6r long, hanging.] 1. 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; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc. 3. Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side.
Looking round on every side beheld A pathless desert.
4. (a) 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; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather. (b) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side.
5. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
Along the side of yon small hill.
6. 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.
God on our side, doubt not of victory.
We have not always been of the . . . same side in politics.
Sets the passions on the side of truth.
7. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
To sit upon thy father David's throne, By mother's side thy father.
8. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty. By the side of, close at hand; near to. -- Exterior side. (Fort.) See Exterior, and Illust. of Ravelin. -- Interior side (Fort.), the line drawn from the center of one bastion to that of the next, or the line curtain produced to the two oblique radii in front. H. L. Scott. -- Side by side, close together and abreast; in company or along with. -- To choose sides, to select those who shall compete, as in a game, on either side. -- To take sides, to attach one's self to, or give assistance to, one of two opposing sides or parties.

Side

Side , a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.
One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.
2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
The law hath no side respect to their persons.
3. [AS. s'c6d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs. or Scot.] Shak.
His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
Side action, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that turns sidewise. -- Side arms, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet, pistols, etc. -- Side ax, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side. -- Side-bar rule (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts to be granted by their officers as a matter of course, without formal application being made to them in open court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. Burril. -- Side box, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater.
To insure a side-box station at half price.
-- Side chain, one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides. -- Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one. [U.S.] -- Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main course. -- Side glance, a glance or brief look to one side. -- Side hook (Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a board to something, as a bench. -- Side lever, a working beam of a side-lever engine. -- Side-lever engine, a marine steam engine having a working beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above them. -- Side pipe (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the cylinder of a beam engine. -- Side plane, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron is at the side of the stock. -- Side posts (Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters, hanging the tiebeam, etc. -- Side rod. (a) One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers, in a side-lever engine. (b) See Parallel rod, under Parallel. -- Side screw (Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock is secured to the side of a firearm stock. -- Side table, a table placed either against the wall or aside from the principal table. -- Side tool (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at the point. -- Side wind, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack, or indirect means. Wright.

Side

Side, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sided; p. pr.& vb. n. Siding.] 1. To lean on one side. [Obs.] Bacon. 2. To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.
All side in parties, and begin the attack.

Side

Side, v. t. 1. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward. [Obs.]
His blind eye that sided Paridell.
2. To suit; to pair; to match. [Obs.] Clarendon. 3. (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides. 4. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

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; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.

Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

To lean on one side.

To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

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Usage Examples

All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.

All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do that's what I called 'guess what was at the other side of the hill'.

A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.

All my graduation money went to paying for bartending classes so I could have a side gig. I bartended for two months before I was supposed to move to New York and then two months later I got the job as an understudy in 'Sister Act' and haven't looked back since.

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.

A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

'The Taxi Ride,' from my second album, is one people want to hear a lot. I'm consciously trying to walk on the sunny side of the street, to really lift myself into a place of greater positivity, and that's a sad song.

A social problem is one that concerns the way in which people live together in one society. A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different races who live in two separate societies, even if those societies are side by side.

A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it's important to show that even under all this strength there's a fragile side, a side that can be affected.

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side.

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