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Meaning & Definition of Side in English

English

Side

/saɪd/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • side

2. One of two or more contesting groups

  • "The confederate side was prepared to attack"
    synonym:
  • side

3. Either the left or right half of a body

  • "He had a pain in his side"
    synonym:
  • side

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • side
  • ,
  • face

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • side

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • side

7. A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure

  • "The hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
    synonym:
  • side

8. A family line of descent

  • "He gets his brains from his father's side"
    synonym:
  • side

9. A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

    synonym:
  • side
  • ,
  • side of meat

10. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

  • "There are two sides to every question"
    synonym:
  • side
  • ,
  • position

11. An elevated geological formation

  • "He climbed the steep slope"
  • "The house was built on the side of a mountain"
    synonym:
  • slope
  • ,
  • incline
  • ,
  • side

12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

    synonym:
  • English
  • ,
  • side

verb

1. Take sides for or against

  • "Who are you widing with?"
  • "I"m siding against the current candidate"
    synonym:
  • side

adjective

1. Located on a side

  • "Side fences"
  • "The side porch"
    synonym:
  • side(a)

Examples of using

Tom plunged into the water and swam to the other side.
I never really was on your side.
Tom sends his regards from the other side.