- 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 (noun)
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
transitive verbsid′ed, sid′ing
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 lies on the left or right of that object as viewed from the front or back: From the shore, I watched my friends dive off the side of the boat.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 a. An incomplete script that shows the lines and cues of a single performer only.b. An incomplete script that shows only what is to be filmed on a specific day or shoot.
- 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 sīde
(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.