one of the surfaces forming the outside of or bounding a thing, or one of the lines bounding a geometric figure.
either of the two broad surfaces of a thin, flat object, as a door, a piece of paper, etc.
one of the lateral surfaces of an object, as opposed to the front, back, top, and bottom.
either of the two lateral parts or areas of a thing:
the right side and the left side.
either lateral half of the body, especially of the trunk, of a human or animal.
the dressed, lengthwise half of an animal’s body, as of beef or pork, used for food.
an aspect or phase, especially as contrasted with another aspect or phase:
to consider all sides of a problem.
region, direction, or position with reference to a central line, space, or point:
the east side of a city.
a slope, as of a hill.
one of two or more contesting teams, groups, parties, etc.:
Our side won the baseball game.
the position, course, or part of a person or group opposing another:
I am on your side in this issue.
line of descent through either the father or the mother:
grandparents on one’s maternal side.
the space immediately adjacent to something or someone indicated:
Stand at my side.
Informal. a side dish, as in a restaurant:
I’ll have a hamburger and a side of French fries.
Usually, sides. Theater.
pages of a script containing only the lines and cues of a specific role to be learned by a performer.
the lines of the role.
Nautical. the hull portion that is normally out of the water, located between the stem and stern to port or starboard.
Billiards. English (def 8).
either of the two surfaces of a phonograph record or the two tracks on a audiotape.
Slang. a phonograph record.
Chiefly British Slang.
affected manner; pretension; assumed haughtiness:
to put on side.
He has a lot of side.
being at or on one side:
the side aisles of a theater.
coming from one side.
directed toward one side:
a side blow.
subordinate or incidental:
a side issue.
Verb phrases, past and past participle sided, present participle siding.
side with/against, to favor or support or refuse to support one group, opinion, etc., against opposition; take sides, as in a dispute:
He always sides with the underdog.
on the side, Informal.
separate from the main issue or point of interest.
in addition to one’s regular, or known work, interest, relationships, etc.:
She tried selling cosmetics on the side. He dates another girl on the side.
as a side dish:
a hamburger with French fries on the side.
on the adjective side, rather more than less; tending toward (the quality or condition specified):
This cake is a little on the sweet side.
side by side,
next to one another; together.
closely associated or related; in proximity:
A divided city in which democracy and communism must live side by side.
take sides, to give one’s support to one person or group in a dispute; be partial to one side:
We were careful not to take sides for fear of getting personally involved.
the far side, the farther or opposite side:
the far side of the moon.
adjective, Scot. and North England.
(especially of a woman’s dress or a man’s beard) long and loose-flowing.
a line or surface that borders anything
any line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane geometric figure
another name for face (sense 13)
either of two parts into which an object, surface, area, etc, can be divided, esp by a line, median, space, etc: the right side and the left side, related adjective lateral
either of the two surfaces of a flat object: the right and wrong side of the cloth
a surface or part of an object that extends vertically: the side of a cliff
either half of a human or animal body, esp the area around the waist, as divided by the median plane: I have a pain in my side
the area immediately next to a person or thing: he stood at her side
a district, point, or direction within an area identified by reference to a central point: the south side of the city
the area at the edge of a room, road, etc, as distinguished from the middle
aspect or part: look on the bright side, his cruel side
one of two or more contesting factions, teams, etc
a page in an essay, book, etc
a position, opinion, etc, held in opposition to another in a dispute
line of descent: he gets his brains from his mother’s side
(informal) a television channel
(billiards, snooker) spin imparted to a ball by striking it off-centre with the cue US and Canadian equivalent English
(Brit, slang) insolence, arrogance, or pretentiousness: to put on side
on one side, set apart from the rest, as provision for emergencies, etc, or to avoid muddling
on the heavy side, tending to be too heavy
on the side
apart from or in addition to the main object
as a sideline
(US) as a side dish
bit on the side, See bit1 (sense 11)
side by side
(foll by with) beside or near to
take sides, to support one group, opinion, etc, as against another
being on one side; lateral
from or viewed as if from one side
directed towards one side
not main; subordinate or incidental: side door, side road
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to support or associate oneself with a faction, interest, etc
(transitive) to provide with siding or sides
(transitive; often foll by away or up) (Northern English, dialect) to tidy up or clear (dishes, a table, etc)
adverb 1. with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at shoulder level or below and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm. adjective 2. thrown or performed sidearm: a sidearm curve ball; sidearm stroke.
noun, Military. 1. a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.
noun, Radio. 1. the band of frequencies at the sides of the carrier frequency of a modulated signal. noun 1. the frequency band either above (upper sideband) or below (lower sideband) the carrier frequency, within which fall the spectral components produced by modulation of a carrier wave See also single sideband transmission
noun, Radio. 1. the band of frequencies at the sides of the carrier frequency of a modulated signal.