What does side mean?

Definitions for side
saɪdside

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word side.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. side(Noun)

    A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.

    A square has four sides.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  2. side(Noun)

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

    A cube has six sides.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  3. side(Noun)

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

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  4. side(Noun)

    A region in a specified position with respect to something.

    Meet me on the north side of the monument.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  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!

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  6. side(Noun)

    One possible aspect of a concept.

    Look on the bright side.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  7. side(Noun)

    One set of competitors in a game.

    Which side has kick-off?

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  8. side(Noun)

    A sports team.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  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.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  10. side(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  11. side(Noun)

    Sidespin; english

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

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  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.

    Etymology: sīdōn, whence also sita

  13. side(Noun)

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

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  4. Side(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  5. Side(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  7. Side(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  8. Side(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  9. Side(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  10. Side(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  11. Side(noun)

    long; large; extensive

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  12. Side(verb)

    to lean on one side

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  14. Side(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  15. Side(verb)

    to suit; to pair; to match

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  16. Side(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

  17. Side(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. sde; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sta, Icel. sa, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. sd large, spacious, Icel. sr long, hanging.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Side

    sīd, n. 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: at billiards, a certain bias or kind of spinning motion given to a ball by striking it sidewise: (slang) a pretentious and supercilious manner, swagger.—adj. being on or toward the side: lateral: indirect.—v.i. to embrace the opinion or cause of one party against another.—v.t. (Spens.) to be on the same side with, to support: to cut into sides: to push aside, to set aside.—n.pl. Side′arms, arms or weapons worn on the side, as a sword or bayonet.—ns. Side′-beam, either of the working-beams of a marine engine, placed below the crank-shaft, on each side of the cylinder, instead of a central beam above the crank-shaft; Side′board, a piece of furniture on one side of a dining-room for holding dishes, &c.: (pl.) side-whiskers, stiff standing collars (slang).—n.pl. Side′-bones, enlargements situated above the quarters of a horse's feet, resulting from the conversion into bone of the elastic lateral cartilages.—ns. Side′box, a box or seat at the side of a theatre; Side′-chap′el, a chapel in an aisle or at the side of a church; Side′-comb, a small comb used to keep a lock of hair in place at the side of a woman's head; Side′-cous′in, a distant relative; Side′-cut, a cut from the side, an indirect attack; Side′-cut′ting, an excavation of earth along the side of a railway or canal to obtain material for an embankment.—adj. Sid′ed, having a side: flattened on one or more sides.—ns. Side′-dish, any supplementary dish at a dinner, &c., specially flavoured; Side′-drum, a small double-headed drum in military bands; Side′-glance, a glance to one side; Side′-is′sue, a subordinate issue aside from the main business; Side′light, light coming from the side, any incidental illustration: a window, as opposed to a sky-light, a window above or at the side of a door: one of the red or green lights carried on the side of a vessel under way at night; Side′-line, a line attached to the side of anything: any additional or extra line of goods sold by a commercial traveller: (pl.) the ropes binding the fore and hind feet on the same side of a horse.—adj. Side′ling, inclining to a side, sloping.—adv. sidewise, aslant.—n. Side′lock, a separate lock of hair worn at the side of the head.—adj. Side′long, oblique: not straight.—adv. in the direction of the side: obliquely.—n. the slope of a hill.—ns. Side′-note, a marginal note on a page, as opposed to a foot-note; Side′-part′ner (U.S.), one who shares a duty or employment with another alongside or alternately; Sid′er, a partisan: one living in any particular quarter of a city; Side′-rod, a coupling-rod of

  2. Side

    sīd, adj. (Scot.) wide, large: far. [A.S. síd, spacious.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. side

    All that part of a ship which extends from stem to stern in length, and from the upper edge of the gunwale above, to the lower edge of the main-wale, below which the bottom commences.

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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

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How to say side in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of side in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of side in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of side in a Sentence

  1. Victor Flores:

    You can see the Commander's simpler, human side.

  2. Sunny Cheung:

    We are really grateful about that and we really appreciate the effort made by Americans who support Hong Kong, who stand with Hong Kong, who do not choose to side with Beijing.

  3. Mark Twain:

    The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.

  4. Rune Bjørnson:

    This is a very dynamic market with a lot of volatility, it is challenging for an upstream company like Statoil to cope with such changes... but it gives opportunities on the trading side.

  5. Adib Zalkapli:

    In a close contest between two coalitions it is not unusual for a leader of the losing team to try to entice members from the other side.

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