a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
they always sat on the right side of the church|he never left my side
one of two or more contesting groups
the Confederate side was prepared to attack
either the left or right half of a body
he had a pain in his side
a surface forming part of the outside of an object
he examined all sides of the crystal|dew dripped from the face of the leaf|they travelled across the face of the continent
Synonym: face
an extended outer surface of an object
he turned the box over to examine the bottom side|they painted all four sides of the house
an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
he was on the heavy side|he is on the purchasing side of the business|it brought out his better side
a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side
a family line of descent
he gets his brains from his father's side
a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
Synonym: side of meat
an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
there are two sides to every question
Synonym: position
an elevated geological formation
he climbed the steep slope|the house was built on the side of a mountain
Synonym: incline, slope
(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
Synonym: english
take sides for or against
Who are you siding with?|I'm siding against the current candidate
located on a side
side fences|the side porch
Antonym: bottom, top