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Definitions of side

  1.   take the side of; be on the side of; " Whose side are you on?"; " Why are you taking sides with the accused?"
  2.   Broad surface of anything; part; part of an animal between the hip and shoulder; party; margin.
  3.   Long; large; extensive.
  4.   Lateral surface.
  5.   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.
  6.   Situated at or on one side; lateral; minor; subsidiary.
  7.   To embrace the opinions of one party in opposition to another.
  8.   Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
  9.   One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back.
  10.   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.
  11.   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?"
  12.   Towards the side; lateral.
  13.   Lateral; indirect.
  14.   a family line of descent; " he gets his brains from his father's side"
  15.   Either of two opposite opinions.
  16.   To work ( a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
  17.   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"
  18.   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.
  19.   To embrace the opinion or cause of one party against another.
  20.   Any one of the bounding lines or surfaces of an object.
  21.   The edge or border of anything: the surface of a solid: a part of a thing as seen by the eye: region: part: the part of an animal between the hip and shoulder: any party, interest, or opinion opposed to another: faction: line of descent.
  22.   The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
  23.   To range oneself on the side; followed by with.
  24.   Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
  25.   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"
  26.   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.
  27.   To take the part of one against another: followed by with; as, he sided with the Unionists.
  28.   A lateral part of a surface or object.
  29.   Being on or toward the side: lateral: indirect.
  30.   To lean to one party.
  31.   minor or subordinate; ` by' is often used in combination; " a side interest"; " a by ( or bye) effect"; " only a by comment"; " by- election"; " bye- election"; " a by- product"; " by- play"
  32.   To suit; to pair; to match.
  33.   an elevated geological formation; " he climbed the steep slope"; " the house was built on the side of the mountain"
  34.   either the left or right half of a body ( human or animal); " he had a pain in his side"
  35.   The part of a body lying between the extremity of the front and back throughout its entire length; the margin; edge; border; quarter; region; party; sect; branch of a family; any part or position viewed as opposite, or as contrasted with another; used to denote consanguinity, as, by the mother's side.
  36.   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"
  37.   A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
  38.   To lean on one side.
  39.   To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
  40.   either the left or right half of a body; " he had a pain in his side"
  41.   a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; " the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
  42.   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.
  43.   Lateral; being on or toward the side; oblique; indirect.
  44.   To embrace the opinions of a party, or engage in its interest.
  45.   A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
  46.   ( sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  47.   one of two or more contesting groups; " the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
  48.   To stand at the side of. To take sides, to attach one's self to the interest of a party. To choose sides, to select parties for competition.
  49.   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"
  50.   an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; " there are two sides to every question"
  51.   The broad and long part or surface of a thing; margin or edge; the rib part of an animal; the part between the top and bottom, as the slope of a hill; one part of a thing; quarter; region; party; faction; sect; separate line of descent.
  52.   To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
  53.   Lateral; laterally placed; minor; incidental.
  54.   A party; sect.
  55.   a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
  56.   The edge or bounding line of a surface, especially one of the longer lines as distinguished from the ends; one of the surfaces or faces that limit a solid; the right or left part of an object or of the body; a party of men upholding a cause against another group; as, truth is on our side; a line of descent through a parent; as, a cousin on the mother's side.
  57.   one of two or more contesting groups ( in games or war or politics); " the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
  58.   located on a side; " side fences"; " the side porch"
  59.   added as a consequence or supplement; " a side benefit"

Quotes of side

  1. If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side you need not fear what their reason can do against you. – Lord Chesterfield
  2. I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head. – Dick Dale
  3. It's like our relationship is always about the other side that isn't the obvious side – Rosario Dawson
  4. I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. – Diogenes
  5. We need better coordination on the international side just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans. – Jan Egeland
  6. They always win who side with God. – Frederick William Faber
  7. Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. – Paulo Freire
  8. We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty -five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction. – Aleksander Kwasniewski
  9. We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant, and that's what began giving me the left -hand side of tradition and the right -hand side my new palate. – Emeril Lagasse
  10. My grandfather, on my father's side helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well -known scholar. – Maya Lin
  11. I understand why people do vote on the conservative side of the ticket because people have a tendency to go for strong governments when really, from an idealistic point of view, it's a bad thing. – David Lloyd
  12. Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard. – Hugh Miller
  13. In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other. This had at least one virtue- it made one see that there was more than one side to these complex issues. – Joseph E. Stiglitz
  14. Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere. – Jack Vance
  15. Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief. – Richard Widmark

Usage examples for side

  1. The man is at my side – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. “ " Yes, the dream of his life shall come true," said I. " You're very fit for it, and I'm very glad to give it to one of your side – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  3. “ O, as to that, mother is on your side – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  4. “ Is there any one on the other side – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  5. “ I guess you got up out of the wrong side of the bed, that's what I think. ” – Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  6. “ " On the other side master. ” – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  7. Then the owner of the Bellevite is on the other side – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  8. It's enough to make one go in for the other side – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  9. It turned back and to the other side – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  10. It's best to keep on the right side of Jim." ” – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  11. But Manshknewwhairtshtop, like himself, was always on the safe side – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. Look there on the other side of the way. ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  13. “ Co'se Brer Rabbit 'uz on de happy side – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  14. “ No, not the door; to one side of it. ” – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  15. Be on the side of life! ” – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  16. But it's a fault on the right side – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  17. “ Chauvelin was the other side of the door. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  18. They sat down side by side and waited. ” – The Answer by Henry Beam Piper
  19. “ Philip, Schriften, and the captain were side by side – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  20. “ I can't believe they ever left the other side – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden

Idioms for side