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Noun: side  sId
  1. A place within a region identified relative to a centre or reference location
    "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side"
     
  2. One of two or more contesting groups
    "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
     
  3. Either the left or right half of a body
    "he had a pain in his side"
     
  4. A surface forming part of the outside of an object
    "he examined all sides of the crystal";
    - 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"
     
  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"
     
  7. A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
    "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
     
  8. A family line of descent
    "he gets his brains from his father's side"
     
  9. A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
    - 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";
    - position
     
  11. A non-flat area of ground that tends upwards or downwards
    "the house was built on the side of a mountain";
    - slope, incline
     
  12. (sport) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
    - English [N. Amer]
Adjective: side  sId
  1. Located on a side
    "side fences"; "the side porch"
Verb: side  sId
  1. Take sides for or against
    "I"m siding against the current candidate"

Sounds like: sic, side

Derived forms: sides, siding, sided

See also: broadside, lateral, sidelong

Type of: align, ancestry, area, array, aspect, blood, blood line, bloodline, cut, cut of meat, descent, facet, formation, geological formation, line, line of descent, lineage, opinion, origin, parentage, part, pedigree, region, social unit, spin, stemma, stock, surface, unit, view

Antonym: bottom, top

Part of: body, elevation, natural elevation, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Side, Turkey