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Etymology

Old English sīde

Noun

Singular
side

Plural
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  1. A bounding straight edge of an object.
    A square has four sides.
  2. A flat surface of a solid object.
    A cube has six sides.
  3. The left or right half of something.
    Which side of the tray shall I put it on?
  4. A region in a specified position with respect to something.
    Meet me on the north side of the monument.
  5. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)
    John wrote 15 sides for his essay!
  6. One possible aspect of a concept.
    Look on the bright side.
  7. One set of competitors in a game.
    Which side has kick-off?
  8. A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
    In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sidespin
    He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball
  10. (UK, Australia, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched.
    I just want to see what's on the other side — James said there was a good film on tonight.
  11. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A dish that accompanies the main course.
    Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?

Synonyms

  • (bounding straight edge of an object): edge
  • (flat surface of an object): face
  • (left or right half): half
  • (surface of a sheet of paper): page
  • (region in a specified position with respect to something):
  • (one possible aspect of a concept):
  • (set of opponents in a game): team
  • (group having a particular allegiance in a war):
  • (television channel): channel, station (US)

Derived terms

Translations

television channel See channel

Verb

Infinitive
to side

Third person singular
sid

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to side (third-person singular simple present sid, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"
    Which will you side with, good or evil?
    1958 Archer Fullingim, The Kountze [Texas] News, August 28, 1958:
    "How does it feel...to...side in with those who voted against you in 1947?"

Synonyms

  • (ally oneself):

Derived terms

See also


Finnish

(index si)

Etymology

From earlier *site, compare sitoa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈside̞(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: si‧de

Noun

side (stem si-*)

  1. bandage
  2. bond
  3. sanitary towel
  4. (anatomy) ligament

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Old English

Etymology 1

From the adjective sīd

Adverb

sīde

  1. widely

Etymology 2

Common Germanic *sidha, whence also Old High German sīta

Noun

sīde f

  1. side

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