side1 [ saıd ] noun ***
▸ 1 area of larger area, etc.
▸ 2 surface/edge/left/right
▸ 3 aspect of situation etc.
▸ 4 position in argument
▸ 5 part of family
▸ 6 additional food
▸ 7 one of opposing groups
▸ 8 television channel
▸ 9 proud attitude
1. ) count a particular area of something such as a building, street, or town:
side of: The railroad ran along the north side of the valley.
The bride's guests should sit on the left side of the church.
the far side: I parked on the far side of the yard.
right-hand/left-hand side: Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road.
north/south side: They live on the north side of town.
a ) one of the areas that are separated from each other by something such as a border or a river:
villages on the Thai side of the border
The boat had drifted to the other side of the river.
The policy has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.
Groceries are cheaper on the American side so Canadians often shop there.
2. ) count any of the edges of a flat shape:
A square has four sides.
a ) side of an inside surface of a container or room that is not the top or bottom:
Lift the cake gently away from the sides of the dish.
There were tables all along the sides of the hall.
b ) a flat surface of a solid object such as a CUBE or PYRAMID:
A cube has six sides.
c ) side of the left or right part of something:
One side of their van was crushed.
The left side of your jacket's all dirty.
right-hand/left-hand side: Put a margin down the right-hand side of the page.
d ) an outside surface of an object or shape that is not its front, back, bottom, or top:
After the storm, the ship was found lying on its side.
side of: The entrance is on the side of the building.
e ) the general area of your body from your shoulder down to your waist:
right/left side: I had a sharp pain in my right side.
by someone's sides: His arms hung limply by his sides.
f ) the left or right area of your body from your head to your feet:
Roll onto your side.
by someone's side: I stood nervously by his side as they approached.
to someone's side: Her little boy ran to her side and took her hand.
g ) either of the flat surfaces of something thin such as a piece of paper or a coin:
Use the lined side of the paper.
I turned the coin over and looked at the other side.
h ) the part of a hill that slopes and is between the top and the bottom:
No one will be able to build houses on the side of that hill.
i ) someone's good or best side is the side of their face that they think looks more attractive
j ) side of one half of the body of a cow, pig, or other large animal, used as food:
a side of beef
k ) the edge of a boat:
The sailors just throw their garbage over the side.
3. ) count one aspect of a situation, problem, or subject:
side of: I still haven't heard her side of the story.
Mark hasn't kept his side of the bargain.
Please look at all sides of the question before you decide.
a ) a part of a person's personality:
She told me I need to get in touch with my feminine side.
That is a side of Amy that you rarely see.
The president displayed his lighter side before the press conference began.
b ) the funny, serious, etc. side of something is the aspect of it that has that quality:
His jokes are often about the darker side of life.
Fortunately, my boss saw the funny side of the situation.
look on the bright side: Try to look on the bright side: You hated that job anyway.
on the plus/minus side (=considering the positive/negative aspects): It's not a perfect setup but, on the plus side, I can work at home.
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4. ) count if you are on someone's side, you support them in an argument or fight:
on someone's side: Don't get annoyed with me I'm on your side!
take sides (=to show support for one person and not others): I'm not taking sides in this argument.
take someone's side (=to support one person instead of another one): Mary always takes your side.
5. ) count a part of your family, either your father's set of relatives or your mother's:
Which side of the family is the uncle from?
on someone's mother's/father's side: Rose is my cousin on my mother's side.
6. ) count side of AMERICAN MAINLY SPOKEN an additional food served with the main food in a meal:
I'd like a side of French fries with that.
7. ) count one of two or more groups of people opposing each other:
The agreement has been signed by both sides.
Franco didn't want to back the wrong side in a European war.
a ) MAINLY BRITISH a sports team:
Our side lost.
8. ) count usually singular BRITISH INFORMAL a television CHANNEL
9. ) uncount BRITISH INFORMAL a proud attitude
at/by someone's side
1. ) physically beside someone:
His friends were at his side.
2. ) supporting someone or remaining loyal to them:
The family will be at her side throughout the trial.
from all sides
from all directions toward one object or person:
Suddenly the crowd came at him from all sides.
from side to side
an object that moves from side to side moves from left to right, then from right to left, then back again:
The trees swayed from side to side.
get out of the right/wrong side of bed HUMOROUS
used for saying that someone is in a good/bad mood:
I think the boss must have gotten out of the wrong side of the bed this morning!
on all sides/on every side
in every direction:
The country is surrounded on all sides by South Africa.
on either side
on one side of something and on the other side of it:
on either side of: There were stone lions on either side of the door.
on the fat/thin/heavy etc. side INFORMAL
slightly fat/thin/heavy etc.:
The show seemed on the long side.
I'm afraid I'll be a little on the late side.
to one side
1. ) if you take someone to one side, you talk to them away from other people because you want to say something private to them:
take someone to one side: I took her to one side to explain why everyone was upset with her.
2. ) if you put something to one side, you do not talk about it or deal with it now:
put/set something to one side: Let's set the question of blame to one side for a minute.
3. ) in a place that is not directly in front of you:
He laid the papers to one side and continued working.
He pushed us to one side and went in.
on the good/bad/right/wrong side of someone INFORMAL
if you are on the good or bad side of someone, they like/do not like you:
Whatever you do, don't get on his bad side!
on the right/wrong side of 40/50 etc. INFORMAL
younger or older than 40/50 etc.
on the right/wrong side of the law INFORMAL
doing legal/illegal things
on the side
1. ) in addition to what is usual:
The group's lead singer has been making solo appearances on the side.
2. ) a food served on the side is an additional food served with the main meal:
I'd like some mixed vegetables on the side.
3. ) a little on the side INFORMAL if someone has or is getting a little on the side, they are secretly having a sexual relationship with a second partner
on your side
if age, experience, etc is on your side, you have a particular advantage that will make it easier for you to succeed:
have something on your side: Well they're poor, but at least they have love on their side.
side by side
1. ) used for saying that two things or people are directly next to each other:
The two girls stood side by side.
We rode side by side through the forest.
2. ) used for talking about two or more groups that live or work next to each other although they are very different:
The two tribes had lived peacefully side by side for centuries.
this side of something INFORMAL
before a particular time comes or before an event happens:
We won't have another vacation this side of Christmas.
whose side are you on? SPOKEN
used in a humorous way for telling someone to support you instead of supporting your opponent
side 2 [ saıd ] adjective only before noun
1. ) not in or on the central part of something:
He came in through a side door to avoid the crowds.
a side pocket/seam
2. ) less important or less central:
a side issue
side 3 [ saıd ] verb transitive
to cover the outside walls of a house with SIDING
`side with phrasal verb transitive
side with someone to agree with one particular person and support them in an argument:
She always sided with my brother.

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