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Side

Side appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ed is on no side.
  • No side, no in union, Edison.
  • Alone on a pier, a Danish side dish’s in a dare I pan, O Enola.
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Usage statistics for the noun side:

spoken English51.35%written English48.65% conversational speech48.68%task-oriented speech51.32% imaginative writing61.81%informational writing38.19%
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Side is sometimes a misspelling of said or sight.

The word side is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun side

What does side mean as a name of something?

Side is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: sides

  1. a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • examples: they always sat on the right side of the church | he never left my side
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: part / region = the extended spatial location of something
    • more specific terms:
      • bedside = space by the side of a bed
      • blind side = the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed
      • dockside = the region adjacent to a boat dock
      • east side = the side that is on the east
      • hand = a position given by its location to the side of an object
      • north side = the side that is on the north
      • shipside = the part of a wharf that is next to a ship
      • south side = the side that is on the south
      • west side = the side that is on the west
  2. one of two or more contesting groups
  3. either the left or right half of a body
  4. a surface forming part of the outside of an object
  5. an extended outer surface of an object
    • examples: he turned the box over to examine the bottom side | they painted all four sides of the house
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: surface = the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • more specific terms:
      • beam = the broad side of a ship
      • broadside = the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
      • edge = a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
      • front = the side that is seen or that goes first
      • larboard / port = the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
      • nearside = the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb
      • obverse = the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
      • back / rear = the side that goes last or is not normally seen
      • reverse / verso = the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
      • sidewall = the side of an automobile tire
      • soffit = the underside of a part of a building
      • starboard = the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
      • upper surface = the side that is uppermost
  6. an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
    • examples: he was on the heavy side | he is on the purchasing side of the business | it brought out his better side
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: aspect / facet = a distinct feature or element in a problem
    • more specific words:
      • downside = a negative aspect of something that is generally positive
      • hand = one of two sides of an issue
  7. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
    • example: the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: line = a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  8. a family line of descent
  9. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
  10. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    • example: there are two sides to every question
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of side: position
    • more generic words: opinion / view = a message expressing a belief about something
  11. an elevated geological formation
  12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Alternative definition of the noun side

noun

  1. A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.
  2. A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.
  3. One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.
  4. A region in a specified position with respect to something.
  5. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)
    • One possible aspect of a concept.
      • One set of competitors in a game.
      • [British, Australia, Ireland, not used in North America] A sports team.
        • A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
        • [context: sports, billiards, snooker, pool] Sidespin; english
        • [British, Australia, Ireland, dated] A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched [context: from when there were only two channels].
        • [US, colloquial] A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.

        Specialised definition of the noun side

        Glossary of sports / billiards

        side spin imparted by the cue causing the cue ball to swerve and altering its angle of rebound; check side causes the cue ball to rebound off a cushion at less of an angle than a normally struck shot, while running side causes the cue ball to rebound off a cushion at more of an angle (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

        side spin imparted on the cue ball causing it to swerve and alter its angle of rebound; check side causes the cue bail to rebound off a cushion at less of an angle than a normally struck shot, while running side causes the cue ball to rebound off a cushion at more of an angle (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

        Glossary of sports / golf

        two or more golfers playing as partners

        Definition of the adjective side

        What does side mean as an attribute of a noun?

        adjective - degrees: sider |

        1. located on a side
          • examples: side fences | the side porch
          • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
          • antonyms: top; bottom
          • similar: broadside; lateral / sidelong

        Definition of the verb side

        What does side mean as a doing word?

        verb - inflections: sided | siding | sides

        1. take sides for or against
          • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
          • more generic words: align / array = align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
          • more specific terms: root for / pull = take sides with; align oneself with

        Alternative definition of the verb side

        verb

        1. [intransitive] To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"

          Place

          Side is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. It lies near Manavgat and the village of Selimiye, 78 km from Antalya in the province of Antalya.

          • also known as スィデ
          • part of Turkey

          Group

          Side is a musical group.

          Music

          1. "Side" is the second single taken from Scottish indie rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band. The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
          2. "Side" is a 2001 single by Travis.
            • released on (13 years ago)
          3. "Side" is a composition.

          Miscellanea

          1. Side is a 2013 Telly award winning ad, created by Designated Market Media, LLC for United States Chamber of Commerce.
            • award: - Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Political Issues/Campaign Advertising, received by Designated Market Media, LLC
          2. Side: Which side was this ship on? Name the country or allied force.

          Phrases with Side

          Phrases starting with the word Side:

          1. side arm
          2. Side Out
          3. side dish

          Phrases ending with the word Side:

          1. -SIDE
          2. A-Side
          3. B-Side
          4. No Side
          5. On Side
          6. lee side
          7. Leg side
          8. Low Side
          9. Off Side
          10. One Side
          11. top side
          12. Away Side
          13. east side
          14. flip side
          15. High Side
          16. Home Side
          17. Open-Side

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          Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Side

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          Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

          by William Nicholson

          sheer, corresponding with the fore side of the b ak-head and it is complete. The stations of the head-timbers may next be drawn thus : place the stem timber, or that nearest the stem, which is 7 inches, sided half its siding before the stem, and ...

          Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

          by Martin Manser

          side arms sickle noun a short-handled tool with a curved blade for cutting, trimming plants, etc. Compare SCYTHE. sickly (sik-lee) adjective (sicklier; sickliest) 1 ...

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          Usage statistics about side

          The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

          Usage statistics for the noun side:

          spoken English51.35%written English48.65% conversational speech48.68%task-oriented speech51.32% imaginative writing61.81%informational writing38.19%

          Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun side:

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          Quotes about Side

          There is only one side of the market and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side. (Jesse Livermore)
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          Scrabble value of S1I1D2E1

          The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

          Anagrams of SIDE

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