- Side means next to something.
An example of side used as an adjective is in the phrase "side yard," which means a yard that is next to the house.
- The definition of a side is half of something or someone, or a boundary.
- An example of a side is the left half of someone.
- An example of a side is a surface of a box.
- Side is defined as to align oneself.Side is defined as to put a new finish on a surface.
- An example of to side is to agree with one specific person in an argument.
- An example of to side is to redo the surface of a house.
- the right or left half of a human or animal body, esp. either half of the trunk
- a position or space beside one
- any of the lines or surfaces that bound or limit something: a square has four sides, a cube six
- any bounding line or surface of an object other than the ends or top and bottom
- either of the two bounding surfaces of an object that are distinguished from the front, back, top, and bottom
- either of the two surfaces of a thing having no appreciable thickness, as paper, cloth, etc.
- a surface or part of a surface having a specified aspect: the visible side of the moon
- any aspect or phase as contrasted with another or others: his cruel side
- a slope of a hill, bank, etc.
- the shore of a river or other body of water
- any location, area, space, direction, etc. with reference to its position in relation to an observer or to a central part, point, or line
- the action, position, or attitude of one person or faction opposing another: my side of the argument
- one of the parties in a contest, conflict, etc.; faction
- either of the longitudinal halves of an animal carcass processed for use as meat
- line of descent through either parent; maternal or paternal lineage
- any of the pages containing an actor's lines and cues for a role in a play
- Informal a side dish or side order: a side of potato salad
Origin of sidewith ref. to a side of a phonograph discInformal a recording of music
- Brit., Slang a conceited or pretentious manner
- Brit., Billiards English ()
Origin of sideMiddle English ; from Old English s?de, akin to German seite, side, Old English s?d, ample, broad ; from Indo-European base an unverified form s?(i)-, to throw, let fall, reach for, let go, rest from source sow
- of, at, or on a side or sides: a side door
- to or from one side: a side glance
- not of primary importance; secondary: a side issue
- ⌂ ordered along with the main dish and often served on a separate plate: a side order of coleslaw
on the side⌂
side by side
- beside each other
- in close companionship; together
- Mathematics a. A line bounding a plane figure.b. A surface bounding a solid figure.
- a. A surface of an object, especially a surface joining a top and bottom: the four sides of a box.b. A surface of an object that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front: the side of the ship.c. Either of the two surfaces of a thin, flat object: the front side of a piece of paper.
- a. The part within an object or area to the left or right of the observer or of its vertical axis.b. The left or right half of the trunk of a human or animal body: always sleeps on his side; a side of beef.
- a. The space immediately next to someone: stood at her father's side.b. The space immediately next to something. Often used in combination: courtside; dockside.
- One of two or more contrasted parts or places within an area, identified by its location with respect to a center: the north side of the park.
- An area separated from another area by an intervening feature, such as a line or barrier: on this side of the Atlantic; the district on the other side of the railroad tracks.
- a. One of two or more opposing individuals, groups, teams, or sets of opinions.b. One of the positions maintained in a dispute or debate.
- A distinct aspect: the shy side of his personality.
- Line of descent: my aunt on my mother's side.
- sides An incomplete script that shows the lines and cues of a single performer only.
- Chiefly British In billiards, the spin given to a propelled ball by striking it off center.
- Located on a side: a side door.
- From or to one side; oblique: a side view.
- Minor; incidental: a side interest.
- In addition to the main part; supplementary: a side benefit.
verbsid·ed, sid·ing, sides
- To provide sides or siding for: side a frame house with aluminum.
- To be positioned next to: a couch that is sided by low tables.
Origin of sideMiddle English, from Old English s&imacron;de.
(comparative more side, superlative most side)
From Middle English side, syde, syd, from Old English sÄ«d (“wide, broad, spacious, ample, extensive, vast, far-reaching"), from Proto-Germanic *sÄ«daz (“drooping, hanging, low, excessive, extra"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÄ“y- (“to send, throw, drop, sow, deposit"). Cognate with Low German sied (“low"), Swedish sid (“long, hanging down"), Icelandic sÃÃ°ur (“low hanging, long").
From Middle English side, syde, from Old English sÄ«de (“widely, extensively, amply"). See above.
- A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.
- A square has four sides.
- A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.
- A cube has six sides.
- One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.
- Which side of the tray shall I put it on?
- The patient was bleeding on the right side.
- A region in a specified position with respect to something.
- Meet me on the north side of the monument.
- 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!
- One possible aspect of a concept, person or thing.
- Look on the bright side.
- One set of competitors in a game.
- Which side has kick-off?
- (UK, Australia, Ireland) A sports team.
- 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.
- (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) Sidespin; english
- He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball.
- (UK, Australia, Ireland, dated) A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (from when there were only two channels).
- I just want to see what's on the other side "” James said there was a good film on tonight.
- (US, colloquial) A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.
- Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?
- A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
(third-person singular simple present sides, present participle siding, simple past and past participle sided)
From Middle English side, from Old English sÄ«de (“side, flank"), from Proto-Germanic *sÄ«dÇ (“side, flank, edge, shore"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÄ“y- (“to send, throw, drop, sow, deposit"). Cognate with Dutch zijde, zij (“side"), German Seite (“side"), Danish side (“side"), Swedish sida (“side").
- Beside; next to; adjacent to.