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Definition 1: an extended outer surface of an object - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he turned the box over to examine the bottom side
  • they painted all four sides of the house

(side is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is a kind of side ) the broad side of a ship

"they sighted land on the port beam"

(... is a kind of side ) the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

(... is a kind of side ) the underside of a part of a building (such as an arch or overhang or beam etc.)

(... is a kind of side ) the side of an automobile tire

"the car had white sidewalls"

(... is a kind of side ) the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

(... is a kind of side ) the side that goes last or is not normally seen

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

(... is a kind of side ) the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design

(... is a kind of side ) the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb

(... is a kind of side ) the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is seen or that goes first

(... is a kind of side ) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

"he rounded the edges of the box"

(... is a kind of side ) the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern

"the ship was broadside to the dock"

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is uppermost

Definition 2: either the left or right half of a body - [noun denoting body]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a pain in his side

(side is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

(... is part of side) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

(side belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(side belongs to category ...) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Definition 3: an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was on the heavy side
  • he is on the purchasing side of the business
  • it brought out his better side

(side is a kind of ...) a distinct feature or element in a problem

"he studied every facet of the question"

(... is a kind of side ) a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

"there is a downside even to motherhood"

(... is a kind of side ) one of two sides of an issue

"on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

Definition 4: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are two sides to every question

Synonyms for side in the sense of this definition

(side is a kind of ...) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

Definition 5: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for side in the sense of this definition

(side is a kind of ...) a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

(side belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 6: a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for side in the sense of this definition

(side is a kind of ...) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

(... is a kind of side ) dressed half of a beef carcass

(... is a kind of side ) dressed half of a hog carcass

Definition 7: one of two or more contesting groups - [noun denoting group]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

(side is a kind of ...) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

(side belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

(side belongs to category ...) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

(side belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 8: a family line of descent - [noun denoting group]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gets his brains from his father's side

(side is a kind of ...) the descendants of one individual

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

Definition 9: a surface forming part of the outside of an object - [noun denoting location]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he examined all sides of the crystal
  • dew dripped from the face of the leaf
  • they travelled across the face of the continent

Synonyms for side in the sense of this definition

(side is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

(... is a kind of side ) (nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel

"on her beam-ends"

(... is a kind of side ) the lower side of anything

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is forward or prominent

(... is a kind of side ) the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

(... is a kind of side ) the side of something that is toward the wind

(... is a kind of side ) the side of an object that is opposite its front

"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

(... is a kind of side ) the highest or uppermost side of anything

"put your books on top of the desk" "only the top side of the box was painted"

Definition 10: a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure - [noun denoting location]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side

(side is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

Definition 11: a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location - [noun denoting location]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they always sat on the right side of the church
  • he never left my side

(side is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is on the south

(... is a kind of side ) the part of a wharf that is next to a ship

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is on the north

(... is a kind of side ) a position given by its location to the side of an object

"objections were voiced on every hand"

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is on the east

(... is a kind of side ) the region adjacent to a boat dock

(... is a kind of side ) the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed

(... is a kind of side ) space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)

"the doctor stood at her bedside"

(... is a kind of side ) the side that is on the west

Definition 12: an elevated geological formation - [noun denoting object]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he climbed the steep slope
  • the house was built on the side of a mountain

Synonyms for side in the sense of this definition

(side is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of side ) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

"the car couldn't make it up the rise"

(... is a kind of side ) a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land

(... is a kind of side ) the side or slope of a mountain

"conifer forests cover the eastern versant"

(... is a kind of side ) the side or slope of a hill

(... is a kind of side ) a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

(... is a kind of side ) a downward slope or bend

(... is a kind of side ) a slope down which sleds may coast

"when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

(... is a kind of side ) the steeply sloping side of a canyon

(... is a kind of side ) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

(... is a kind of side ) sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)

"they pulled the canoe up on the bank" "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"

(... is a kind of side ) a snow-covered slope for skiing

(... is part of side) a raised or elevated geological formation

Definition 13: take sides for or against - [verb of competition]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who are you siding with?
  • I'm siding against the current candidate

(side is a kind of ...) align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

(... is a kind of side ) take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for

"We all rooted for the home team" "I'm pulling for the underdog" "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"

Definition 14: located on a side - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where side or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • side fences
  • the side porch

(side is similar to ...) toward a full side

"a broadside attack"

(side is similar to ...) situated at or extending to the side

"the lateral branches of a tree" "shot out sidelong boughs"

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