side
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sīde; akin to Old High German sīta side, Old English sīd ample, wide Date: before 12th century 1. a. the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body <
a pain in the side
>
b. (1) one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane (2) a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body — used chiefly of smoked pork products c. one longitudinal half of a hide 2. a place, space, or direction with respect to a center or to a line of division (as of an aisle, river, or street) 3. a. one of the longer bounding surfaces or lines of an object especially contrasted with the ends <
the side of a barn
>
b. a line or surface forming a border or face of an object <
a die has six sides
>
<
the back side of the moon
>
c. either surface of a thin object <
one side of a record
>
<
right side of the cloth
>
d. a bounding line of a geometric figure <
side of a triangle
>
4. a. the space beside one <
stood by my side
>
b. an area next to something — usually used in combination <
a poolside interview
>
5. a slope (as of a hill) considered as opposed to another slope <
the far side of the hill
>
6. a. the attitude or activity of one person or group with respect to another ; part <
there was no malice on my side
>
b. a position that is opposite to or contrasted with another <
two sides to every question
>
<
came down on the side of law and order
>
c. a body of partisans or contestants <
victory for neither side
>
d. team 4a <
11 players on each side
>
; also the players on a baseball team batting in an inning <
struck out the side
>
7. a line of descent traced through one's parent <
grandfather on his mother's side
>
8. an aspect or part of something contrasted with some other real or implied aspect or part <
the better side of his nature
>
<
the sales side of the business
>
<
the seasoning is a bit on the heavy side
>
9. British sideways spin imparted to a billiard or snooker ball 10. a sheet containing the lines and cues for a single theatrical role 11. a recording of music 12. a side order or dish <
a side of fries
>
II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. situated on the side <
side window
>
b. of or relating to the side 2. a. directed toward or from the side <
side thrust
>
<
side wind
>
b. incidental, indirect <
side issue
>
<
side remark
>
c. made on the side <
side payment
>
d. additional to the main portion <
a side order of french fries
>
III. verb (sided; siding) Date: 1591 transitive verb 1. to agree with ; support 2. to be side by side with 3. to set or put aside ; clear away <
side the dishes
>
4. to furnish with sides or siding <
side a house
>
intransitive verb to take sides ; join or form sides <
sided with the rebels
>
IV. noun Etymology: obsolete English side proud, boastful Date: 1878 chiefly British swaggering or arrogant manner ; pretentiousness

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