a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
a surface forming part of the outside of an object
an extended outer surface of an object
either the left or right half of a body
an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
a family line of descent
a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
take sides for or against
located on a side
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.
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.
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.
The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
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.
A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
Fig.: aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.
Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
Long; large; extensive.
To lean on one side.
To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.
To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
To suit; to pair; to match.
To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.