Definitions for sidesaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sidesaɪd(n.; adj.; v.)sid•ed, sid•ing.

  1. (n.)one of the surfaces forming the outside of something, or one of the lines bounding a geometric figure.

  2. either of the two broad surfaces of a thin flat object, as a door.

  3. one of the lateral surfaces of an object, as opposed to the front, back, top, and bottom.

  4. either of the two lateral parts or areas of a thing:

    the right side and the left side.

  5. either lateral half of the body, esp. of the trunk.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  6. the dressed, lengthwise half of an animal's body used for food.

    Category: Cooking

  7. an aspect; phase:

    all sides of a problem.

  8. region, direction, or position with reference to a central line, space, or point:

    the east side of a city.

  9. a slope, as of a hill.

  10. one of two or more contesting teams or groups:

    Our side won the baseball game.

  11. the position, course, or part of a person or group opposing another:

    I am on your side.

  12. line of descent through either parent.

  13. the space immediately adjacent:

    Stand at my side.

  14. a side dish, esp. in a restaurant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  15. Usu., sides. pages of a script containing only the lines and cues of a specific role.

    Category: Showbiz

  16. Billiards.

    Category: Games

    Ref: English (def. 5a). 8 1

  17. Chiefly Brit. affected manner.

    Category: British

  18. (adj.)being at or on one side.

  19. coming from or directed toward one side.

  20. subordinate; incidental:

    a side issue.

  21. (v.i.)side with (or against), to support (or oppose), as in an argument or other dispute.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for side:

  1. on the side, in addition to some primary thing.

    Category: Idiom

  2. take sides,to support one participant in a dispute rather than another.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of side:

bef. 900; OE sīde, c. OFris, OS sīde, OHG sīta, ON sītha

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. side(noun)

    one of two or more contesting groups

    "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

  3. side(noun)

    either the left or right half of a body

    "he had a pain in his side"

  4. side, face(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"

  5. side(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"

  6. 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"

  7. side(noun)

    a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure

    "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"

  8. side(noun)

    a family line of descent

    "he gets his brains from his father's side"

  9. side, side of meat(noun)

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

  10. side, position(noun)

    an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

    "there are two sides to every question"

  11. slope, incline, side(noun)

    an elevated geological formation

    "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

  12. English, side(adj)

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

  13. side(a)(verb)

    located on a side

    "side fences"; "the side porch"

  14. side(verb)

    take sides for or against

    "Who are you widing with?"; "I"m siding against the current candidate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. side(noun)ɪd

    one of the two parts of sth divided down the middle

    The girls sat on one side and the boys on the other.; the left/right side of the page

  2. sideɪd

    one of the surfaces sth has

    a mark on the other side of the glass; The entrance is on the side of the building.

  3. sideɪd

    a flat or straight edge

    a triangle has three sides

  4. sideɪd

    a place next to

    He sat quietly at his mother's side.

  5. sideɪd

    next to each other

    The bride and groom stood side by side.

  6. sideɪd

    a group with the same opinion in an argument, fight, etc.

    He fought on the side of the revolutionaries.

  7. sideɪd

    to support one person in an argument

    They're both friends of mine, so I'm not taking sides.

  8. sideɪd

    an aspect of an activity, situation, or person's character

    the financial side of the business; a fun event that also has a serious side; a hard businessman with a sweet, caring side

  9. sideɪd

    a branch of your family

    on his mother's/father's side

  10. sideɪd

    a sports team

    Which side are you going to support?

  11. sideɪd

    a TV channel

    There's nothing interesting on this side.

  12. sideɪd

    moving from left to right and back again

    The carriage swayed from side to side.

  13. sideɪd

    in addition to

    I do this work to make a little money on the side.

  14. sideɪd


    She's a little on the plump side.

  15. side(adjective)ɪd

    not at the front or in the center

    the side entrance

  16. sideɪd


    a side question

  17. side(verb)ɪd

    to agree with one person in an argument, fight, etc.

    The rebels sided with the former president.


  1. side(Noun)

    A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.

    A square has four sides.

  2. side(Noun)

    A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.

    A cube has six sides.

  3. side(Noun)

    One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.

  4. side(Noun)

    A region in a specified position with respect to something.

    Meet me on the north side of the monument.

  5. side(Noun)

    One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)

    John wrote 15 sides for his essay!

  6. side(Noun)

    One possible aspect of a concept.

    Look on the bright side.

  7. side(Noun)

    One set of competitors in a game.

    Which side has kick-off?

  8. side(Noun)

    A sports team.

  9. side(Noun)

    A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.

    In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.

  10. side(Verb)

    To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"

  11. side(Noun)

    Sidespin; english

    He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball

  12. side(Noun)

    A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched .

    I just want to see what's on the other side uE00097415uE001 James said there was a good film on tonight.

  13. side(Noun)

    A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.

    Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?

  14. Origin: sīdōn, whence also sita

Webster Dictionary

  1. Side(noun)

    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

  2. Side(noun)

    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

  3. Side(noun)

    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

  4. Side(noun)

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

  5. Side(noun)

    a slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge

  6. Side(noun)

    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

  7. Side(noun)

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

  8. Side(noun)

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

  9. Side(adj)

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

  10. Side(adj)

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

  11. Side(noun)

    long; large; extensive

  12. Side(verb)

    to lean on one side

  13. Side(verb)

    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

  14. Side(verb)

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

  15. Side(verb)

    to suit; to pair; to match

  16. Side(verb)

    to work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides

  17. Side(verb)

    to furnish with a siding; as, to side a house


  1. Side

    Side in the province of Antalya. It is located on the eastern part of the Pamphylian coast, which lies about 20 km east of the mouth of the Eurymedon River. Today, as in antiquity, the ancient city is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m across.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'side' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #273

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'side' in Written Corpus Frequency: #281

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'side' in Nouns Frequency: #40

Anagrams of side

  1. Dies

Translations for side

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line

He walked round the side of the field; He lives on the same side of the street as me.

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