sides, siding, sided
1) N-COUNT: usu prep N of n The side of something is a position to the left or right of it, rather than in front of it, behind it, or on it.

On one side of the main entrance there's a red plaque.

...a photograph with me in the centre and Joe and Ken on each side of me.

...the nations on either side of the Pacific...

There's nothing but woods on the other side of the highway...

There has been a build-up of troops on both sides of the border...

To the side of the large star is a smaller star...

PC Dacre knocked on Webb's door and, opening it, stood to one side.

2) N-COUNT: usu with poss The side of an object, building, or vehicle is any of its flat surfaces which is not considered to be its front, its back, its top, or its bottom.

We put a notice on the side of the box.

...a van bearing on its side the name of a company...

There was a stone staircase against the side of the house...

A carton of milk lay on its side.

...a huge vacation house on the side of a mountain.

3) N-COUNT The sides of a hollow or a container are its inside vertical surfaces.

The rough rock walls were like the sides of a deep canal...

Line the base of the dish with greaseproof paper and lightly grease the sides.

...narrow valleys with steep sides.

4) N-COUNT: usu prep N of n The sides of an area or surface are its edges.

Park on the side of the road.

...a small beach on the north side of the peninsula...

Coyne slid his legs over the side of the bed.

5) N-COUNT: usu prep N of n The two sides of an area, surface, or object are its two halves.

She turned over on her stomach on the other side of the bed...

The major centre for language is in the left side of the brain.

...the right side of your face.

6) N-COUNT The two sides of a road are its two halves on which traffic travels in opposite directions.

It had gone on to the wrong side of the road and hit a car coming in the other direction.

7) N-COUNT: with supp If you talk about the other side of a town or of the world, you mean a part of the town or of the world that is very far from where you are.

He lives the other side of London...

He saw the ship that was to transport them to the other side of the world...

Are you working on this side of the city?

8) N-COUNT: usu poss N Your sides are the parts of your body between your front and your back, from under your arms to your hips.

His arms were limp at his sides...

They had laid him on his side.

9) N-COUNT: usu sing, by/at poss N If someone is by your side or at your side, they stay near you and give you comfort or support.

He was constantly at his wife's side...

He calls me 20 times a day and needs me by his side in the evening...

He was too sick to travel to his son's side.

10) N-COUNT The two sides of something flat, for example a piece of paper, are its two flat surfaces. You can also refer to one side of a piece of paper filled with writing as one side of writing.

The new copiers only copy onto one side of the paper...

Fry the chops until brown on both sides...

Your cv should be short - two sides of a sheet of A4 paper should normally be enough.

11) N-COUNT One side of a tape or record is what you can hear or record if you play the tape or record from beginning to end without turning it over.

We want to hear side A...

In those days symphonies were recorded on both sides of four twelve-inch records.

12) N-COUNT: N of n A side of beef, bacon, or other meat consists of the meat from half the animal cut along its backbone.
13) ADJ: ADJ n Side is used to describe things that are not the main or most important ones of their kind.

She slipped in and out of the theatre by a side door.

...a prawn curry with a lentil side dish.

14) N-COUNT: usu with supp The different sides in a war, argument, or negotiation are the groups of people who are opposing each other.

Both sides appealed for a new ceasefire...

Any solution must be acceptable to all sides.

...the elections which his side lost...

The other side denied that any money was owed to me.

15) N-COUNT: usu N of n The different sides of an argument or deal are the different points of view or positions involved in it.

His words drew sharp reactions from people on both sides of the issue.

...those with the ability to see all sides of a question...

We shall be able to tell whether you've kept your side of the bargain.

16) VERB If one person or country sides with another, they support them in an argument or a war. If people or countries side against another person or country, they support each other against them.

[V with/against n] There has been much speculation that America might be siding with the rebels...

[V with/against n] You need to confront those who have sided against you.

17) N-COUNT: usu with supp In sport, a side is a team. [BRIT]

Italy were definitely a better side than West Germany...

The captain made the decision to include four men in their 40s in his side.

(in AM, use team)
18) N-COUNT: usu supp N A particular side of something such as a situation or someone's character is one aspect of it.

He is in charge of the civilian side of the UN mission...

It shows that your child can now see the funny side of things...

There's a puritanical side to me...

Anxiety has a mental and a physical side.

19) N-COUNT: usu supp N The mother's side and the father's side of your family are your mother's relatives and your father's relatives.

So was your father's side more well off?

...a relative on the maternal side of his family.

20) See also , siding
21) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If two people or things are side by side, they are next to each other.

We sat side by side on two wicker seats...

Put the eggplants side by side in a serving dish.

22) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If people work or live side by side, they work or live closely together in a friendly way.

...areas where different nationalities have lived side by side for centuries...

We're usually working side by side with the men.

shoulder to shoulder
23) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone has let the side down, you mean that they have embarrassed their family or friends by behaving badly or not doing well at something. [BRIT]

Brown was constantly letting the side down.

24) PHRASE: PHR after v If something moves from side to side, it moves repeatedly to the left and to the right.

She was shaking her head from side to side.

25) PHRASE: PHR after v If you are on someone 's side, you are supporting them in an argument or a war.

He has the Democrats on his side...

Get that employee on your side and then work together towards a solution...

Some of the younger people seem to be on the side of reform.

26) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If something is on your side or if you have it on your side, it helps you when you are trying to achieve something.

The weather is rather on our side...

The law is not on their side.

27) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If you get on the wrong side of someone, you do something to annoy them and make them dislike you. If you stay on the right side of someone, you try to please them and avoid annoying them.

I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of him...

You'll need to get on the right side of Carmela.

28) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR (politeness) If you say that something is on the small side, you are saying politely that you think it is slightly too small. If you say that someone is on the young side, you are saying politely that you think they are slightly too young.

He's quiet and a bit on the shy side.

29) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If someone does something on the side, they do it in addition to their main work.

...ways of making a little bit of money on the side.

30) PHRASE: usu PHR after n If you have one type of food with another food on the side, you have an amount of the second food served with the first. [mainly AM]

Serve a bowl of warm tomato sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.

31) PHRASE: V inflects If you put something to one side or put it on one side, you temporarily ignore it in order to concentrate on something else.

In order to maintain profit margins health and safety regulations are often put to one side.

32) PHRASE: V inflects If you take someone to one side or draw them to one side, you speak to them privately, usually in order to give them advice or a warning.

He took Sabrina to one side and told her about the safe.

33) PHRASE: V inflects If you take sides or take someone 's side in an argument or war, you support one of the sides against the other.

We cannot take sides in a civil war...

See? You're taking his side again.

34) PHR-PREP: PREP n If you say that something will not happen this side of a date or event, you mean that it will not happen before that date or event.

A race between the two is now unlikely to take place this side of the world championships.

35) on the side of the angelssee angel
look on the bright sidesee bright
the other side of the coinsee coin
two sides of the same coinsee coin
to err on the side of something → see err
to be on the safe sidesee safe
someone's side of the storysee story

English dictionary. 2008.

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