Meaning of SIDE in English


I. ˈsīd noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sīde; akin to Old High German sīta side, Old English sīd ample, wide

Date: before 12th century


a. : the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body

a pain in the side


(1) : one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane

(2) : a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body — used chiefly of smoked pork products

c. : one longitudinal half of a hide

2. : a place, space, or direction with respect to a center or to a line of division (as of an aisle, river, or street)


a. : one of the longer bounding surfaces or lines of an object especially contrasted with the ends

the side of a barn

b. : a line or surface forming a border or face of an object

a die has six side s

the back side of the moon

c. : either surface of a thin object

one side of a record

right side of the cloth

d. : a bounding line of a geometric figure

side of a triangle


a. : the space beside one

stood by my side

b. : an area next to something — usually used in combination

a pool side interview

5. : a slope (as of a hill) considered as opposed to another slope

the far side of the hill


a. : the attitude or activity of one person or group with respect to another : part

there was no malice on my side

b. : a position that is opposite to or contrasted with another

two side s to every question

came down on the side of law and order

c. : a body of partisans or contestants

victory for neither side

d. : team 4a

11 players on each side

also : the players on a baseball team batting in an inning

struck out the side

7. : a line of descent traced through one's parent

grandfather on his mother's side

8. : an aspect or part of something contrasted with some other real or implied aspect or part

the better side of his nature

the sales side of the business

the seasoning is a bit on the heavy side

9. British : sideways spin imparted to a billiard or snooker ball

10. : a sheet containing the lines and cues for a single theatrical role

11. : a recording of music

12. : a side order or dish

a side of fries

- on the side

- this side of

II. adjective

Date: 14th century


a. : situated on the side

side window

b. : of or relating to the side


a. : directed toward or from the side

side thrust

side wind

b. : incidental , indirect

side issue

side remark

c. : made on the side

side payment

d. : additional to the main portion

a side order of french fries

III. verb

( sid·ed ; sid·ing )

Date: 1591

transitive verb

1. : to agree with : support

2. : to be side by side with

3. : to set or put aside : clear away

side the dishes

4. : to furnish with sides or siding

side a house

intransitive verb

: to take sides : join or form sides

sided with the rebels

IV. noun

Etymology: obsolete English side proud, boastful

Date: 1878

chiefly British : swaggering or arrogant manner : pretentiousness

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.