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[sahyd] /saɪd/
noun
1.
one of the surfaces forming the outside of or bounding a thing, or one of the lines bounding a geometric figure.
2.
either of the two broad surfaces of a thin, flat object, as a door, a piece of paper, etc.
3.
one of the lateral surfaces of an object, as opposed to the front, back, top, and bottom.
4.
either of the two lateral parts or areas of a thing:
the right side and the left side.
5.
either lateral half of the body, especially of the trunk, of a human or animal.
6.
the dressed, lengthwise half of an animal's body, as of beef or pork, used for food.
7.
an aspect or phase, especially as contrasted with another aspect or phase:
to consider all sides of a problem.
8.
region, direction, or position with reference to a central line, space, or point:
the east side of a city.
9.
a slope, as of a hill.
10.
one of two or more contesting teams, groups, parties, etc.:
Our side won the baseball game.
11.
the position, course, or part of a person or group opposing another:
I am on your side in this issue.
12.
line of descent through either the father or the mother:
grandparents on one's maternal side.
13.
the space immediately adjacent to something or someone indicated:
Stand at my side.
14.
Informal. a side dish, as in a restaurant:
I'll have a hamburger and a side of French fries.
15.
Usually, sides. Theater.
  1. pages of a script containing only the lines and cues of a specific role to be learned by a performer.
  2. the lines of the role.
16.
Nautical. the hull portion that is normally out of the water, located between the stem and stern to port or starboard.
17.
Billiards. English (def 8).
18.
  1. either of the two surfaces of a phonograph record or the two tracks on a audiotape.
  2. Slang. a phonograph record.
19.
Chiefly British Slang.
  1. affected manner; pretension; assumed haughtiness:
    to put on side.
  2. impudence; gall:
    He has a lot of side.
adjective
20.
being at or on one side:
the side aisles of a theater.
21.
coming from one side.
22.
directed toward one side:
a side blow.
23.
subordinate or incidental:
a side issue.
Verb phrases, past and past participle sided, present participle siding.
24.
side with/against, to 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.
Idioms
25.
on the side, Informal.
  1. separate from the main issue or point of interest.
  2. 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.
  3. as a side dish:
    a hamburger with French fries on the side.
26.
on the adjective side, rather more than less; tending toward (the quality or condition specified):
This cake is a little on the sweet side.
27.
side by side,
  1. next to one another; together.
  2. closely associated or related; in proximity:
    A divided city in which democracy and communism must live side by side.
28.
take sides, to give one's support to one person or group in a dispute; be partial to one side:
We were careful not to take sides for fear of getting personally involved.
29.
the far side, the farther or opposite side:
the far side of the moon.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English sīde (noun); cognate with Dutch zijde, German Seite, Old Norse sītha
Related forms
sideless, adjective
Synonyms
23. minor, lesser.
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British Dictionary definitions for siding with

side

/saɪd/
noun
1.
a line or surface that borders anything
2.
(geometry)
  1. any line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane geometric figure
  2. another name for face (sense 13)
3.
either of two parts into which an object, surface, area, etc, can be divided, esp by a line, median, space, etc: the right side and the left side, related adjective lateral
4.
either of the two surfaces of a flat object: the right and wrong side of the cloth
5.
a surface or part of an object that extends vertically: the side of a cliff
6.
either half of a human or animal body, esp the area around the waist, as divided by the median plane: I have a pain in my side
7.
the area immediately next to a person or thing: he stood at her side
8.
a district, point, or direction within an area identified by reference to a central point: the south side of the city
9.
the area at the edge of a room, road, etc, as distinguished from the middle
10.
aspect or part: look on the bright side, his cruel side
11.
one of two or more contesting factions, teams, etc
12.
a page in an essay, book, etc
13.
a position, opinion, etc, held in opposition to another in a dispute
14.
line of descent: he gets his brains from his mother's side
15.
(informal) a television channel
16.
(billiards, snooker) spin imparted to a ball by striking it off-centre with the cue US and Canadian equivalent English
17.
(Brit, slang) insolence, arrogance, or pretentiousness: to put on side
18.
on one side, set apart from the rest, as provision for emergencies, etc, or to avoid muddling
19.
on the heavy side, tending to be too heavy
20.
on the side
  1. apart from or in addition to the main object
  2. as a sideline
  3. (US) as a side dish
  4. bit on the side, See bit1 (sense 11)
21.
side by side
  1. close together
  2. (foll by with) beside or near to
22.
take sides, to support one group, opinion, etc, as against another
adjective
23.
being on one side; lateral
24.
from or viewed as if from one side
25.
directed towards one side
26.
not main; subordinate or incidental: side door, side road
verb
27.
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to support or associate oneself with a faction, interest, etc
28.
(transitive) to provide with siding or sides
29.
(transitive; often foll by away or up) (Northern English, dialect) to tidy up or clear (dishes, a table, etc)
Word Origin
Old English sīde; related to sīd wide, Old Norse sītha side, Old High German sīta
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Word Origin and History for siding with

side

n.

Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cf. Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (cf. Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).

Original sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (cf. choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.

v.

late 15c., "to cut into sides" (of meat), from side (n.). Meaning "to support one of the parties in a discussion, dispute, etc.," is first attested 1590s, from side (n.) in the figurative sense; earlier to hold sides (late 15c.). Related: Sided; siding.

adj.

late 14c., from side (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for siding with

side

noun
  1. A sheet containing the lines and cues for one performer (1933+ Theater)
  2. A phonograph record (1936+)
  3. The music on one side of a phonograph record, one band of a long-playing record, one segment of a cassette or other tape, etc • usually plural: He had never heard these classic sides until recently (1936+)
Related Terms

on the side, stateside, sunny side up, topside, the wrong side of the tracks


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