Definition of Side

1. Noun. A place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location. "He never left my side"

Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Specialized synonyms: Bedside, Blind Side, Dockside, East Side, Hand, North Side, Shipside, South Side, West Side

2. Verb. Take sides for or against. "I'm siding against the current candidate"
Generic synonyms: Align, Array
Specialized synonyms: Pull, Root For

3. Adjective. Located on a side. "The side porch"
Similar to: Broadside, Lateral, Sidelong
Antonyms: Bottom, Top

4. Noun. One of two or more contesting groups. "The Confederate side was prepared to attack"
Category relationships: Game, War, Warfare, Government, Political Science, Politics
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit

5. Noun. Either the left or right half of a body. "He had a pain in his side"
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna, Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Generic synonyms: Area, Region
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk

6. Noun. A surface forming part of the outside of an object. "Dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
Exact synonyms: Face
Specialized synonyms: Beam-ends, Bottom, Underside, Undersurface, Forepart, Front, Front End, Lee, Lee Side, Leeward, Windward, Back End, Backside, Rear, Top, Top Side, Upper Side, Upside
Generic synonyms: Surface
Derivative terms: Face, Facial

7. Noun. An extended outer surface of an object. "They painted all four sides of the house"

8. Noun. An aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect). "It brought out his better side"
Generic synonyms: Aspect, Facet
Specialized synonyms: Downside, Hand

9. Noun. A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure. "The hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
Generic synonyms: Line

10. Noun. A family line of descent. "He gets his brains from his father's side"

11. Noun. A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food.
Exact synonyms: Side Of Meat
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cut Of Meat
Specialized synonyms: Side Of Beef, Side Of Pork

12. Noun. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute. "There are two sides to every question"
Exact synonyms: Position
Generic synonyms: Opinion, View

13. Noun. An elevated geological formation. "The house was built on the side of a mountain"

14. Noun. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
Exact synonyms: English
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Spin

Definition of Side

1. 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.

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

3. v. i. To lean on one side.

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

Definition of Side

1. Noun. A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape. ¹

2. Noun. A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face. ¹

3. Noun. One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone. ¹

4. Noun. A region in a specified position with respect to something. ¹

5. Noun. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.) ¹

6. Noun. One possible aspect of a concept. ¹

7. Noun. One set of competitors in a game. ¹

8. Noun. (British Australia Ireland) A sports team. ¹

9. Noun. A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition. ¹

10. Noun. (context: sports billiards snooker pool) Sidespin; english ¹

11. Noun. (British Australia Ireland dated) A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (context: from when there were only two channels). ¹

12. Noun. (US colloquial) A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with" ¹

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Definition of Side

1. to agree with or support [v SIDED, SIDING, SIDES]

Medical Definition of Side

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. "One mighty squadron with a side wind sped." (Dryden) 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark. "The law hath no side respect to their persons." (Hooker) 3. [AS. Sid. Cf Side] Long; large; extensive. "His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg." (Laneham) Side action, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that turns sidewise. Side arms, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet, pistols, etc. Side ax, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side. Side-bar rule, a rule authorised by the courts to be granted by their officers as a matter of course, without formal application being made to them in open court; so called because anciently moved for by the attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. Side box, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater. "To insure a side-box station at half price." (Cowper) Side chain, one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides. Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one. Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main course. Side glance, a glance or brief look to one side. Side hook, a cutting tool, used in a lathe or planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at the point. Side wind, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack, or indirect means. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Side

side (current term)
side-blotched lizard
side-chain theory
side-necked turtle

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