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Definition of 'side'

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"
  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. 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"
  5. 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"
       Synonyms: face
  6. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
  7. 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"
  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
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: position
  11. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
       Synonyms: slope incline
  12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
       Synonyms: English

Verb

  1. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
       Synonyms: pull root
  2. take the side of; be on the side of; "Whose side are you on?"; "Why are you taking sides with the accused?"
       Synonyms: go with
       Antonyms: straddle

Adjective

  1. located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
       Antonyms: top bottom


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