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Definitions of side

  1. 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"
  2. ( sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  3. 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"
  4. take the side of; be on the side of; " Whose side are you on?"; " Why are you taking sides with the accused?"
  5. an elevated geological formation; " he climbed the steep slope"; " the house was built on the side of the mountain"
  6. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; " there are two sides to every question"
  7. 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?"
  8. 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"
  9. either the left or right half of a body ( human or animal); " he had a pain in his side"
  10. 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"
  11. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
  12. a family line of descent; " he gets his brains from his father's side"
  13. one of two or more contesting groups ( in games or war or politics); " the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
  14. 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"
  15. located on a side; " side fences"; " the side porch"
  16. added as a consequence or supplement; " a side benefit"
  17. either the left or right half of a body; " he had a pain in his side"
  18. one of two or more contesting groups; " the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
  19. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; " the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
  24. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
  25. 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.
  26. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
  27. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
  28. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
  29. Long; large; extensive.
  30. To lean on one side.
  31. 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.
  32. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
  33. To suit; to pair; to match.
  34. To work ( a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
  35. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
  36. 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.
  37. Lateral; laterally placed; minor; incidental.
  38. To take the part of one against another: followed by with; as, he sided with the Unionists.
  39. One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back.
  40. Lateral surface.
  41. 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.
  42. Being on or toward the side: lateral: indirect.
  43. To embrace the opinion or cause of one party against another.
  44. Broad surface of anything; part; part of an animal between the hip and shoulder; party; margin.
  45. Lateral; indirect.
  46. To lean to one party.
  47. To range oneself on the side; followed by with.
  48. Situated at or on one side; lateral; minor; subsidiary.
  49. Any one of the bounding lines or surfaces of an object.
  50. A lateral part of a surface or object.
  51. A party; sect.
  52. Either of two opposite opinions.
  53. Lateral; being on or toward the side; oblique; indirect.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. To embrace the opinions of a party, or engage in its interest.
  57. 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.
  58. Towards the side; lateral.
  59. To embrace the opinions of one party in opposition to another.
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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. But it's a fault on the right side – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. O, as to that, mother is on your side – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  3. Be on the side of life! – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  4. It turned back and to the other side – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  5. No, not the door; to one side of it. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  6. Co'se Brer Rabbit 'uz on de happy side – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  7. I can't believe they ever left the other side – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden
  8. " On the other side master. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. It's enough to make one go in for the other side – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  10. " 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
  11. It's best to keep on the right side of Jim." – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  12. 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
  13. The man is at my side – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  14. Look there on the other side of the way. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. But Manshknewwhairtshtop, like himself, was always on the safe side – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Philip, Schriften, and the captain were side by side – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  17. Then the owner of the Bellevite is on the other side – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  18. They sat down side by side and waited. – The Answer by Henry Beam Piper
  19. Is there any one on the other side – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  20. Chauvelin was the other side of the door. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
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