side: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sīd), [key]
— n., adj., v., sid•ed, sid•ing.
- 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, esp. 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, esp. 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.
- a side dish, as in a restaurant: I'll have a hamburger and a side of French fries.
- 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.
- the hull portion that is normally out of the water, located between the stem and stern to port or starboard.
- English (def. 8).
- a phonograph record.
- to put on side.
- affected manner; pretension; assumed haughtiness:to put on side.
- impudence; gall:He has a lot of side.
- She tried selling cosmetics on the side. He dates another girl on the side.
- 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.
- rather more than less; tending toward (the quality or condition specified): This cake is a little on the sweet side.
- A divided city in which democracy and communism must live 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.
- to give one's support to one person or group in a dispute; be partial to one side:fear of getting personally involved. We were careful not to take sides for
- the farther or opposite side: the far side of the moon.
- 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.
- orto 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.
Pronunciation: (sīd), [key]
— adj. Scot. and North Eng.
- (esp. of a woman's dress or a man's beard) long and loose-flowing.
- side (Thesaurus)