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English Dictionary: Side by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Side
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch" [ant: bottom(a), top(a)]
  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. 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"
    Synonym(s): side, face
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest 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
    Synonym(s): side, 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"
    Synonym(s): side, position
  11. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
    Synonym(s): slope, incline, side
  12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
    Synonym(s): English, side
  1. take sides for or against; "Who are you widing with?"; "I"m siding against the current candidate"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   , to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially
   while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward
   the person or persons laughed at.
      {To laugh out}, to laugh in spite of some restraining
            influence; to laugh aloud.
      {To laugh out of the other corner} ([or] {side}) {of the
      mouth}, to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or
            disappointment after hilarity or exaltation. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Side \Side\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sided}; p. pr.& vb. n.
      1. To lean on one side. [Obs.] --Bacon.
      2. 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.
                     All side in parties, and begin the attack. --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Side \Side\, v. t.
      1. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
                     His blind eye that sided Paridell.      --Spenser.
      2. To suit; to pair; to match. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
      3. (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain
            thickness by trimming the sides.
      4. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Side \Side\, n. [AS. s[c6]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG.
      s[c6]ta, Icel. s[c6][?]a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[c6]d
      large, spacious, Icel. s[c6][?]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.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Side \Side\, a.
      1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the
            side, or toward the side; lateral.
                     One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden.
      2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a
            side issue; a side view or remark.
                     The law hath no side respect to their persons.
      3. [AS. s[c6]d. Cf {Side}, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs.
            or Scot.] --Shak.
                     His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
      {Side action}, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for
            operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that
            turns sidewise.
      {Side arms}, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet,
            pistols, etc.
      {Side ax}, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side.
      {Side-bar rule} (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts
            to be granted by their officers as a matter of course,
            without formal application being made to them in open
            court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the
            attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril.
      {Side box}, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater.
                     To insure a side-box station at half price.
      {Side chain}, one of two safety chains connecting a tender
            with a locomotive, at the sides.
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