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side

side

 
pronunciation:
saId
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
side by side
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the surfaces of an object.
the inner sidethe bottom sidethe front side
synonyms:
surface
definition 2: one of the line segments forming the border of a geometric figure.
A triangle contains three sides.
definition 3: the right or left half of a human or animal body, esp. of the torso.
definition 4: the area to the right or left of a center point or line.
One side of the stage was lighted while the other was dark.He stood to the side while they talked.
definition 5: the area that forms or is near the border of a particular space.
The player ran up the side of the field.Those who were not dancing stood along the side of the dance floor.
definition 6: an aspect of something.
the many sides of the issue
synonyms:
angle, aspect, facet
similar words:
hand
definition 7: one of opposing groups or viewpoints.
Are you on my side in this debate?
similar words:
pole
definition 8: one half of a family in regard to its ancestry.
a cousin on my father's side
phrase: side by side
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: at, on, towards, or from a side.
the front and side exits
synonyms:
lateral, sideways
similar words:
flanking, marginal, sidelong, sideward
definition 2: in addition or subordinate to the main part.
side effectssteak for supper and salad as a side dish
synonyms:
collateral, incidental, secondary, subsidiary
similar words:
accessory, additional, auxiliary, lesser, minor, peripheral, related, subordinate, supplemental, supplementary, tangential
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sided, sides, siding
definition: to supply with sides or siding.
similar words:
board, cover, plank
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to join a side in a dispute or conflict (usu. fol. by with or against).
I sided with her because she was right.
synonyms:
team up
similar words:
band, cooperate, join, league, support, unite
Word Builder: side +
  • siding1:
    covering for the outside of a house.
  • siding2:
    railroad tracks off the main line.
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