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Definitions of side

  1. minor or subordinate; `by' is often used in combination; "a side interest"; "a by (or bye) effect"; "only a by comment"; "by-election"; "bye-election"; "a by-product"; "by-play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. take the side of; be on the side of; "Whose side are you on?"; "Why are you taking sides with the accused?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. either the left or right half of a body (human or animal); "he had a pain in his side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. one of two or more contesting groups (in games or war or politics); "the Confederate side was prepared to attack" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. added as a consequence or supplement; "a side benefit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Long; large; extensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To lean on one side. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To suit; to pair; to match. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The edge or bounding line of a surface, especially one of the longer lines as distinguished from the ends; one of the surfaces or faces that limit a solid; the right or left part of an object or of the body; a party of men upholding a cause against another group; as, truth is on our side; a line of descent through a parent; as, a cousin on the mother's side. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Lateral; laterally placed; minor; incidental. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. To take the part of one against another: followed by with; as, he sided with the Unionists. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  40. Lateral surface. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  41. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Being on or toward the side: lateral: indirect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. To embrace the opinion or cause of one party against another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. Broad surface of anything; part; part of an animal between the hip and shoulder; party; margin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. Lateral; indirect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. To lean to one party. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. To range oneself on the side; followed by with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Situated at or on one side; lateral; minor; subsidiary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Any one of the bounding lines or surfaces of an object. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A lateral part of a surface or object. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A party; sect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Either of two opposite opinions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Lateral; being on or toward the side; oblique; indirect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. The broad and long part or surface of a thing; margin or edge; the rib part of an animal; the part between the top and bottom, as the slope of a hill; one part of a thing; quarter; region; party; faction; sect; separate line of descent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. To stand at the side of. To take sides, to attach one's self to the interest of a party. To choose sides, to select parties for competition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. To embrace the opinions of a party, or engage in its interest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. The part of a body lying between the extremity of the front and back throughout its entire length; the margin; edge; border; quarter; region; party; sect; branch of a family; any part or position viewed as opposite, or as contrasted with another; used to denote consanguinity, as, by the mother's side. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. Towards the side; lateral. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. To embrace the opinions of one party in opposition to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. mso.anu.edu.au
  61. a city on the coast of Pamphylia, 10 or 12 miles to the east of the river Eurymedon. It is mentioned in 1 Macc. 15:23, and was a colony of Cumaeans. biblestudytools.com
  62. s[=i]d, 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 a locomotive: either of the rods of a side-beam engine connecting the cross-head on the piston-rod with the working-beam: either of the rods of a side-beam engine connecting the working-beams with the cross-head of the air-pump; SIDE'SADD'LE, a saddle for women sitting, not astride, but with both feet on one side; SIDE'SADDLE-FLOWER, a name sometimes given to a plant of the genus Sarracenia; SIDE'-SCREW, a screw on the front edge of a carpenter's bench to hold the work fast: one of the screws fastening the lockplate of a gun to the stock; SIDE'-SCRIP'TION (Scots law), an old method of authenticating deeds written on several sheets of paper pasted together, by signing the name across each junction; SIDE'-SEAT, a seat in a vehicle with the back against its side; SIDE'-SHOW, an exhibition subordinate to a larger one; SIDE'-SLEEVE (Shak.), a loose hanging sleeve; SIDE'-SLIP, an oblique offshoot: a bastard; SIDES'MAN, a deputy churchwarden: (Milt.) a partisan.--adj. SIDE'-SPLIT'TING, affecting the sides convulsively, as in boisterous laughter.--ns. SIDE'-STROKE, a stroke given sideways; SIDE'-T[=A]'BLE, a table placed usually against the wall; SIDE'-VIEW, a view on or from one side; SIDE'-WALK, a foot-walk beside a street or road.--advs. SIDE'WAYS, SIDE'WISE, toward or on one side.--adj. SIDE'-WHEEL, having side or paddle wheels.--ns. SIDE'-WIND, a wind blowing laterally: any indirect influence or means; S[=I]D'ING, a short line of rails on which wagons are shunted from the main-line.--v.i. S[=I]'DLE, to go or move side-foremost.--v.t. to cause to move sideways.--SIDE BY SIDE, placed with sides near each other.--CHOOSE SIDES, to pick out opposing parties to contend with each other; RIGHT, or WRONG, SIDE, the side of anything (cloth, leather, &c.) intended to be turned outward or inward respectively; TAKE A SIDE, to join one party in opposition to another; TAKE SIDES, to range one's self with one or other of contending parties; TO ONE SIDE, having a lateral inclination: out of sight. [A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. s[=i]d, adj. (Scot.) wide, large: far. [A.S. síd, spacious.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. One of the flat (tish) surfaces bounding an object (cube has six ss.), esp. a more or less vertical outer or inner surface (s. of house, care, mountain, &c.; so perh. country-s.); such surface as distinguished from top& bottom, or front& back, or ends (four, or two, ss. of box; two ss. of house); either surface of thing regarded as having only two (two ss. of sheet of paper, board, &c.; sent him six ss. of argument, pages of notepaper so filled; the inside& outside of a bowl; right, wrong, s. of cloth &c., surface meant, not meant, to be visible; Back side; shady, seamy, silver, s.); (Math.) bounding line of superficial figure (opposite ss. of a parallelogram); part of person or animal that is on his or its right or left, esp. that of it which extends from armpit to hip or from foreleg to hindleg (s. of mutton, bacon, &c., this part of carcase; blind s.; s. by s., standing close together, esp. for mutual support; shake one\'s ss., laugh heartily; s.-splitting, causing violent laughter, amusing); part of object turned in same direction as observer\'s right or left& not directly towards or away from him, or turned in specified direction (right, left, s.; debit, credit, s., in account book; epistle, gospel, s., south, north, end of altar; decani, cantoris, s.; the north, landward, s.); part or region near margin and remote from centre or axis of thing, subordinate or less essential or more or less detached part. (s. of room, road, table. &c.); region external but contiguous to, specified direction with relation to, person or thing (on one s., a side; look on all ss.; came from all ss. or every s.; standing at my s.; on the north s. of); partial aspect of thing, aspect differing from or opposed to other aspects (study all ss. of the question; has many ss. to his character; the s. of the moon visible to us); (cause represented by, position in company with) one of two sets of opponents in war, politics, games, &c. (the Lord is on my s.; there is much to be said, there are faults, on both ss.; take ss., decide to espouse one or other cause; join the winning s.; on, off, s.; Cambridge has a strong s., team for cricket, football, &c.); position nearer or farther than, right or left of, dividing line (on this s. of, or on this s., the Alps; on this s. the grave, in life; on the right, wrong, s. of forty, below, above, 40 years of age; on the wrong s. of the door, shut out; on the wrong s. of the blanket); line of descent through father, or mother (well descended on the mother\'s or maternal s.; distaff or spindle, SPEAR, s.); (Billiards) spinning motion given to ball by striking it on s.; (slang) assumption of superiority, swagger, (puts on, has too much, s.). S.-arms, swords or bayonets; sideboard, table or flat-topped chest at s. of dining-room for supporting and containing dishes, decanters, &c.; side-bone, (in carving fowls) either small forked bone under wing; s.-chapel. in aisle or at side of church; s.-dish, extra dish often of elaborate kind at dinner &c.: s.-drum, small double-headed drum in military band hung at drummer\'s s.; sidelight, light from s., (fig.) incidental illustration &c.; s.-note, marginal note; s.-saddle, for rider, usu. woman, with both feet on same s. of horse; s.- seat in vehicle &c., in which occupant has back against s. of vehicle; s.-show, minor show attached to principal one; s.-slip, skidding, also shoot of tree& (fig.) illegitimate child, also (theatr.) division at s. of stage for working scenery; sidesman, deputy church warden; s.- step, step taken sideways, step for getting in& out of carriage &c.; s.-stroke, stroke towards or from a s., incidental action; s.-track, siding, (v.t.) turn into siding, shunt, postpone treatment or consideration of, (chiefly United States); s.-view, view obtained sideways, profile; s.-walk, pavement at s. of road for foot-passengers (chiefly United States); s.-wind, wind from a s., indirect agency or influence. Hence -sided a., -sidedly adv., -sidedness n., sideless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. Take part, be on same s., with disputant &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. =JAUNTING-car, (also) car for passenger (s) attachable to s. of motor-eycle. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. n. [Anglo Saxon , Icelandic , German] ]The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially, one of the looser edges ;—one of the surfaces which define or limit a solid, especially one of the longer surfaces;—any outer portion of a thing considered apart from and yet in relation to the rest; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another;—one half of the body considered as opposite to the other half; the part of the body about the ribs;—a slope or declivity, as of a hill;-position of a person or party regarded as op-posed to another person or party; a body of advocates or partisans; faction ; sect;—the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine opposed to another doctrine;—a line of descent traced through one parent, as distinguished from that traced through another branch;—part; region; quarter. Cabinet Dictionary

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