Exterior side
Side Side (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side. [1913 Webster]

Looking round on every side beheld A pathless desert. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. (a) One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather. (b) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side. [1913 Webster]

One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side. --John xix. 34. [1913 Webster]

5. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge. [1913 Webster]

Along the side of yon small hill. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another. [1913 Webster]

God on our side, doubt not of victory. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We have not always been of the . . . same side in politics. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

Sets the passions on the side of truth. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

7. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another. [1913 Webster]

To sit upon thy father David's throne, By mother's side thy father. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

8. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty. [1913 Webster]

{By the side of}, close at hand; near to.

{Exterior side}. (Fort.) See {Exterior}, and Illust. of {Ravelin}.

{Interior side} (Fort.), the line drawn from the center of one bastion to that of the next, or the line curtain produced to the two oblique radii in front. --H. L. Scott.

{Side by side}, close together and abreast; in company or along with.

{To choose sides}, to select those who shall compete, as in a game, on either side.

{To take sides}, to attach one's self to, or give assistance to, one of two opposing sides or parties. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Exterior side — Exterior Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exterior — Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exterior angle — Exterior Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side — (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side by side — Side Side (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exterior — /əkˈstɪəriə / (say uhk stearreeuh), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective 1. outer; being on the outer side: the exterior side; the exterior surface; exterior decorations. 2. situated or being outside; relating to or connected with what is outside: the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • exterior angle — n. 1. any of the four angles formed on the outside of two straight lines when crossed by a transversal: see ALTERNATE ANGLES 2. an angle formed by any side of a polygon and the extension of the adjacent side …   English World dictionary

  • Exterior angle theorem — The exterior angle theorem is a theorem in elementary geometry which states that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the two remote interior angles.A triangle has three corners, called vertices . The sides of a triangle that… …   Wikipedia

  • Exterior algebra — In mathematics, the exterior product or wedge product of vectors is an algebraic construction generalizing certain features of the cross product to higher dimensions. Like the cross product, and the scalar triple product, the exterior product of… …   Wikipedia

  • side door — noun an exterior door at one side of a building • Syn: ↑side entrance • Hypernyms: ↑exterior door, ↑outside door * * * noun 1. : a door in one side of a structure or of a main door the large side doors were thrown o …   Useful english dictionary

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