(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) either the left or right half of a body; 'he had a pain in his side'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; 'there are two sides to every question'.

(noun.) a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food.

(noun.) a family line of descent; 'he gets his brains from his father's side'.

(noun.) one of two or more contesting groups; 'the Confederate side was prepared to attack'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; 'the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side'.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) take sides for or against; 'Who are you widing with?'; 'I'm siding against the current candidate'.

(adj.) located on a side; 'side fences'; 'the side porch' .

Inputed by Avis--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.

(n.) A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.

(n.) Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.

(a.) Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

(a.) Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

(n.) Long; large; extensive.

(v. i.) To lean on one side.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. t.) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

(v. t.) To suit; to pair; to match.

(v. t.) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

(v. t.) To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

Inputed by Camille

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Verge, margin, edge, border.[2]. Party, sect, faction, interest.

a. Lateral.

v. n. Take sides.

Checked by Amy

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Margin, edge, verge, border, laterality, face, aspect, plane, party, interest,cause, policy, behalf

ANT:Centre, body, core, interior, essence, neutrality, disconnection, severance,secession, opposition

Edited by Linda


adj. (Scot.) wide large: far.

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.— 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).— 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′-tā′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; Sīd′ing a short line of rails on which wagons are shunted from the main-line.—v.i. Sī′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.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of seeing only the side of any object, denotes that some person is going to treat your honest proposals with indifference. To dream that your side pains you, there will be vexations in your affairs that will gall your endurance. To dream that you have a fleshy, healthy side, you will be successful in courtship and business.

Editor: Shelton


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