- 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.
side definition by Webster's New World
- 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
- either of the two lateral surfaces of a ship from stem to stern above the waterline
- 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
- Brit., Slang a conceited or pretentious manner
- Billiards, Brit. English ()
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English sīde, akin to German seite, side, Old English sīd, ample, broad ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sē(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
- made, done, happening, etc. on the side, or incidentally: a side effect
- not of primary importance; secondary: a side issue
- ☆ ordered separately, along with the main dish: a side order of cole slaw
side definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Mathematics a. A line bounding a plane figure.b. A surface bounding a solid figure.
- A surface of an object, especially a surface joining a top and bottom: the four sides of a box.
- A surface of an object that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front: the side of the ship.
- Either of the two surfaces of a flat object: the front side of a piece of paper; the two sides of a record.
- 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. See Synonyms at phase.
- A distinct aspect: the shy side of his personality.
- Line of descent: my aunt on my mother's side.
- An incomplete script that shows the lines and cues of a single performer only. Often used in the plural.
- Chiefly British Affected superiority; arrogance.
- 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.
- 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.
- To be in agreement with; support.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English sīde.
side - Phrases/Idioms
on the sideâ
side by side
- beside each other
- in close companionship; together
on the side
- In addition to the main portion: coleslaw on the side.
- In addition to the main occupation or activity: did some consulting work on the side.
side by side
this side of