# side

## Definitions

• Siding, Ceiling, Flooring
• WordNet 3.6
• adj side located on a side "side fences","the side porch"
• v side take sides for or against "Who are you widing with?","I"m siding against the current candidate"
• n side 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"
• n side either the left or right half of a body "he had a pain in his side"
• n side 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"
• n side an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute "there are two sides to every question"
• n side (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
• n side a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
• n side a family line of descent "he gets his brains from his father's side"
• n side one of two or more contesting groups "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
• n 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"
• n side a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
• n side 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"
• n side an elevated geological formation "he climbed the steep slope","the house was built on the side of a mountain"
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### Additional illustrations & photos:

I'll Swim You a Match to the Other Side 378
A bridge spans a steep-sided gorge
The Queer Side of Things
Detail of the Side Chair
127. Under side of head of Diplax
On A Side Hill
The Dinosaur Mummy. Detail of skin of under side of body
The wrong side av yere road

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Interesting fact: In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
• Side A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another. "To sit upon thy father David's throne,
By mother's side thy father."
• Side A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge. "Along the side of yon small hill."
• Side Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side . "Looking round on every side beheld
A pathless desert."
• Side Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
• Side Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark. "The law hath no side respect to their persons."
• Side Long; large; extensive. "His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg."
• Side Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. "One mighty squadron with a side wind sped."
• Side One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.
• Side The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the shorter edges, called ends; a bounding line of a geometrical figure; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.
• Side The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another. "God on our side, doubt not of victory.""We have not always been of the . . . same side in politics.""Sets the passions on the side of truth."
• Side The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side .
• Side To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward. "His blind eye that sided Paridell."
• Side To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party. "All side in parties, and begin the attack."
• Side To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
• Side To lean on one side.
• Side To suit; to pair; to match.
• Side (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• Interesting fact: People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand
• n side One of the two terminal surfaces, margins, or lines of an object or a space situated laterally to its front or rear aspect; a part lying on the right or the left hand of an observer, with reference to a definite point of view: as, the sides of a building (in contradistinction to its front and rear or back, or to its ends); the sides of a map or of a bed (distinguished from the top and bottom, or from the head and foot, respectively).
• n side Specifically, with reference to an animal body:
• n side Either half of the body, right or left, which lies on either hand of the vertical median longitudinal plane; the entirety of any lateral part or region: as, the right side; the left side.
• n side The whole or a part of the body in front of or behind a vertical transverse plane: as, the front side; the hinder side; the dorsal side.
• n side A part of the body lying laterally with reference to any given or assumed axis, and opposed to another similar or corresponding part: as, the front or back side of the arm.
• n side A surface or extent of any body, or part of any body, that is external or internal, considered with reference to its opposite: as, the inner or outer side. See inside, outside.
• n side Especially, that part of the trunk of an animal which lies or extends between the shoulder and the hip, and particularly the surface of such part; the lateral region or superficies of the chest and belly.
• n side One of the two most extensive surfaces of anything, being neither top or bottom, nor end, nor edge or border. [Since every organism, like any other solid, has three dimensions, to the extent of which in opposite directions side may be applied, it follows that there are three pairs of sides, the word having thus three definitions; a fourth sense is that which relates to the exterior and the (often hollow) interior; a fifth is a definite restriction of right and left sides; and a sixth is a loose derived application of the word, without reference to any definite axes or planes.]
• n side One of the continuous surfaces of an object limited by terminal lines; one of two or more bounding or investing surfaces; a superficial limit or confine, either external or internal: as, the six sides of a cube (but in geometry the word is not thus used for face, but as synonymous with edge); the side of a hill or mountain (hill side, mountain -side); the upper and under sides of a plank; the right and wrong sides of a fabric or garment (see phrase below); the sides of a cavern or a tunnel. The word side may be used either of all the bounding surfaces of an object, as with certain prisms, crystals, and geometrical figures, or as exclusive of parts that may be called top, bottom, edge, or end, as with a cubical box, a plank, etc.
• n side One of the extended marginal parts or courses of a surface or a plane figure; one of any number of distinct terminal confines or lateral divisions of a surface contiguous to or conterminous with another surface: as, the opposite sides of a road or a river; the east and west sides of the ocean; all sides of a field. The outer parts of an oblong or an irregular surface may all be called sides, or distinguished as the long and short sides, or as sides and ends, according to occasion. Side in this sense is more comprehensive than margin, edge, border, or verge (commonly used in defining it), since it may be used so as to include a larger extent of contiguous surface than any of these words. Thus, the sides of a room may be all the parts of its floor-space not comprised in a central part reserved or differentiated in some special way. The sides of a table are those marginal parts upon which food is served. The east and west sides of a continent may constitute jointly the whole of it, or may consist of larger or smaller marginal strips or divisions, according as they are considered as separated by a mesial line or by some intervening region. The amount of latitude with which the word may be used in particular cases does not admit of definitive discrimination; but there is usually no difficulty in determining the intention of a writer or speaker in his employment of it.
• n side Position or place with reference to an intermediate line or area; a space or stretch divided from another by the limit or course of something: preceded by on and followed by of, either expressed or (sometimes) understood: as, a region on both sides of a river; we shall not meet again this side the grave.
• n side A part of space or a range of thought extending away from a central point; any part of a surrounding region or outlook; lateral view or direction; point of compass: as, there are obstacles on every side; to view a proposition from all sides.
• n side An aspect or part of anything viewed as distinct from or contrasted with another or others; a separate phase; an opposed surface or view (as seen in the compounds inside and outside): as, the side of the moon seen from the earth; a character of many sides; to study all sides of a question; that side of the subject has been fully heard.
• n side Part or position with reference to any line of division or separation; particular standing on a subject; point of view: as, to take the winning side in politics, or one's side of a dispute; there are faults on both sides.
• n side A party or body separated from another in opinion, interest, or action; an opposing section or division; a set of antagonists: as, to choose sides for a game or contest of any kind; different sides in religion or politics.
• n side A divisional line of descent; course of descent through a single ancestor: chiefly with reference to parentage: as, relatives on the paternal or the maternal side; to be well born on the mother's side.
• n side Respect; regard.
• n side In technical uses:
• n side One of the halves of a slaughtered animal, divided through the spine: as, a side of beef or mutton.
• n side Specifically, the thin part of the side of a hog's carcass; the flank of a hog: as, to live on side or side-meat.
• n side One half of a tanned hide or skin divided on a medial longitudinal line through the neck and butt. Compare diagram of tanned skin under leather.
• n side plural The white fur from the sides of the skin of a rabbit.
• n side Of cloth, the right or dressed side.
• n side In billiards, a bias or spinning motion given to a ball by striking it sidewise: in American billiards called English.
• n side In heraldry, a bearing consisting of a part of the field cut off palewise, either on the dexter or sinister part: it should not exceed one sixth of the field, and is usually smaller than that.
• n side One surface of one fold of a paper; a page.
• n side In geometry, a line bounding a superficial figure, whether the latter be considered by itself or be the face of a solid. Sense 3, above, common in ordinary language, is strictly excluded from mathematics, for the sake of definiteness.
• n side In arithmetic and algebra, the root or base of a power.
• n side In algebra, position in an equation either preceding or following the sign of equality.
• n side A pretentious or supercilious manner; swagger.
• side Being at or on one side; lateral.
• side Being from or toward one side; oblique; indirect; collateral: as, a side view; a side blow; a side issue.
• side To take part with, or the part of, another or others; place one's self on the same side in action or opinion, as against opposition or any adverse force; concur actively: commonly followed by with.
• side To take or choose sides; divide on one side and the other; separate in opposition.
• side In ship- and boat-building, to have a breadth of the amount stated, as a piece of timber: as, it sides 14 inches.
• side To be, stand, or move by the side of; have or take position beside; come alongside of.
• side To be on the same side with, physically or morally; be at or on the side of; hence, to countenance or support.
• side To stand on the same level with; be equal to in position or rank; keep abreast of; match; rival.
• side To place or range on a side; determine the side or party of.
• side To flatten off a side or sides of (timber) by hewing it with a side-ax or broadax, or by sawing.
• side To cut into sides; cut apart and trim the sides of, as a slaughtered animal; also, to carve for the table: as, to side a hog.
• side To push aside.
• side To place at one side; set aside.
• side Wide; large; long; far-reaching.
• side Far; distant.
• side Widely; wide; far.
• n side In golf, the two players playing together in a best-ball match, a threesome, a foursome, or a four-ball match.
• n side In geometry: One of the determining straights of a polygram.
• side To cultivate alongside of, as a row of cotton.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Interesting fact: A crocodile can open and close its jaw but cannot move it side to side
• n Side sīd the edge or border of anything: the surface of a solid: a part of a thing as seen by the eye: region, part: the part of an animal between the hip and shoulder: any party, interest, or opinion opposed to another: faction: line of descent: at billiards, a certain bias or kind of spinning motion given to a ball by striking it sidewise:
• adj Side being on or toward the side: lateral: indirect
• v.i Side to embrace the opinion or cause of one party against another
• v.t Side (Spens.) to be on the same side with, to support: to cut into sides: to push aside, to set aside
• adv Side sidewise, aslant
• adv Side in the direction of the side: obliquely
• n Side the slope of a hill
• v.t Side to cause to move sideways
• adj Side sīd (Scot.) wide, large: far.
• n Side sīd (slang) a pretentious and supercilious manner, swagger
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## Quotations

• Norman Vincent Peale
“Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.”
• Louis XIV
“Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.”
• David J. Schwartz
“There is a good side to every situation.”
• Virgil
“Fortune sides with him who dares.”
• Marilyn Ferguson
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.”
• Charles De Montesquieu
“If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.”

## Idioms

Blind-sided - If you are blind-sided, an event with a negative impact takes you completely by surprise.
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Born on the wrong side of the blanket - A child born on the wrong side of the blanket is illegitimate- his or her parents were not married at the time of the birth.
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Get out of bed on the wrong side - If you get out of bed on the wrong side, you wake up and start the day in a bad mood for no real reason.
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Grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow - 'The grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow' is an expression used to mean a person's desire to have that which another person has in the belief it will make their life easieris false as all situations come with their own set of problems.
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Know which side one's bread is buttered on - If you know which side one's bread is buttered on, you know where your interests lie and will act accordingly to protect or further them.
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Look on the bright side - If you look on the bright side, you try to see things in an optimistic way, especially when something has gone wrong.
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On the flip side - On the reverse or the other side
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Other side of the coin - The other side of the coin is a different, usually opposing, view of a situation. ('Flip side of the coin' is an alternative.)
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Seamy side - The seamy side of something is the unpleasant or sordid aspect it has.
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Time is on my side - If time is on your side, you have the luxury of not having to worry about how long something will take.
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Two sides of the same coin - If two things are two sides of the same coin, there is much difference between them.
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## Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sīde,; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. sīta, Icel. sīa, Dan. side, Sw. sida,; cf. AS. sīd, large, spacious, Icel. sīr, long, hanging
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.

## Usage

### In literature:

The smithy stood at the opposite side of the road, cut into the rock of the fell on three sides, and having a roof of thatch.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
They stretched in the grass side by side, and, hanging over the edge, washed their hands in the creek.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
In another corner by the door a black stick and an umbrella stood side by side.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Alae, wings, were similar but smaller apartments, or rather recesses, on each side of the further part of the atrium.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The Benton, Cincinnati, and St. Louis dropped down stream, side by side, and came into position about a mile from the upper batteries.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Russell's eyes rolled from side to side toward his still elevated hands.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
No longer could Peter hear the groan and swish of the sweep, and the cabin no longer keeled from side to side.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Five long, deep scratches, side by side.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
If a loin of mutton has been collared, take off the fat from the upper side, and the meat from the under side.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Thus the fortunes of war swayed from side to side.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
The figures of the king and queen lie side by side with very elaborate canopies at their heads.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Side by side the young red man and I, with perhaps a dozen others, fought our way to the foot of the throne.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
England's Lane in 1839 was bounded on the south side by palings and a wall, and on the north side by low palings and a ditch full of water.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Rye stands on one side of a marshy lowland, and Winchelsea about three miles distant on the other side.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Dick zoomed almost to his ceiling, until, in the brilliant moonlight, he could see Abaco Island from side to side.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
In some cases the work of removal and re-construction went on harmoniously and simultaneously side by side.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The sides of the body are marked with pale blue, while the under side of the worm is black.
"The Apple" by Various
The dreams of all these companions in misery went on side by side.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Then the angel of the Lord stood in a hollow place between the vineyards, a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
For some time, the two walked silently side by side.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
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### In poetry:

The twilight is here, and the stars are met,
They wander side by side,
They whisper love, for their eyes are wet
With love's own balmy tide.
"The Twilight Is Here" by Alexander Anderson
O sweet is the glen in the simmer nicht,
When ilka thing is still,
Save Crawick wha's rowin' frae side to side,
An' singin' his ain sweet fill.
"The Ballad O' May Wyllie" by Alexander Anderson
For the tumult of hopes and fears
When the bridegroom steals to his bride,
And the coldness born of the years,
Though they still lie side by side.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
Said he, "We are here side by side and alone,
Let us thus in the shade for a little remain,
For we may not return here ere boyhood is flown,
It may be we never shall meet so again.
"The Friends" by Lennox Amott
And if it ceased?
If it ceased, I should be no longer man
As I am, if my heart in uplifting ceased to beat, to toss the
dark blood from side to side, causing my myriad secret
streams.
"St. Matthew" by D H Lawrence
I bear a burden--look not therein!
Naught will you find but sorrow and sin;
Sorrow and sin that wend with me
Wherever I go. And misery,
A gaunt companion, a wretched bride,
Goes always with me, side by side.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein

### In news:

Side-by-side, it's easy to see how much larger in diameter and thicker the vented AP Racing rotor is.
That is the new slogan displayed on the side of the Nikiski Bulldogs' Conex locker room on the far side of the football field in Nikiski.
In this image, Kerri Walsh tells her teammate that she's going to block the line on the strong side and cross-court on the weak side.
"Zumba is basically, 'Here's my butt, here's my butt,'" said Cherie, swinging her booty from side to side.
College basketball's best: A side-by-side look at No.
Side-by-side snow plow comparison charts are available from SnowDogg.
'Side by Side' documents death of the film spool .
CHICAGO — Larry Thomas may not come from an average west-side Chicago family, but he's something of an average west-side Chicago voter.
RadarOnline.com has photos of the hottest Hollywood look-a-likes, showing off their hot bodies side-by-side with their sexy bikini twins.
Both on the insurer side and on the provider side.
Boxed side dish ideas and ready-made side dishes to accompany a turkey dinner at The Andersons.
While They Were Driving Side-by-Side Down A Highway.
The Post-Standard Wednesday ran, side by side, two stories about two local development agencies.
Anderson Cooper posing side by side with his new wax figure during the unveiling at Madame Tussauds in New York.
First sign that a debate didn't go very well for your side: when the gathering conventional wisdom on your side is that the outcome is a draw.
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### In science:

Let three points are randomly (with constant differential probability function) distributed along the sides of unit square (side length and square being 1).
Random triangle problem: geometrical approach
Call these vertical sides left and right vertical sides respectively.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
There is one QPT driven by the imbalance on both sides of the QCP which are XY and inverted XY transitions respectively, so the two transitions on the two sides are indeed dual to each other ( Fig.C1a )78 .
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
At ﬁnite hz, there is a QDSLQH transition in the disordered side, while there is no transition in the SLQH side.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
On the other side 0 < p < 0.5 the region is called a dimer side.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
Here, and throughout this paper, we use ≍ to mean that both sides are bounded by constants times the other side where the constants may depend on p, κ.) In the ﬁnal section we establish the uniform upper bound for all minimal (1/κ)-dense sets.
The Beurling estimate for a class of random walks
We denote points (resp. lines) by uppercase (resp. lowercase) letters. A triangle on RP2 is determined neither by vertices nor by sides, since there exists four triangles for any generic triple of vertices or sides.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
Coded masks based on GRFs may have any side length and any ratio of side lengths.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields
Accordingly, we will denote by Bx the cubes of side K (as in the previous section), by Vx the cubes of side Lε and by Wx the cubes of side CW (log L)1/d .
Isoperimetric inequalities and mixing time for a random walk on a random point process
Unlike the Vq ¯q (L) case, where the long side is along the time direction and the short side is along a spatial direction, now we want both sides to be lightlike, as in Fig.1c.
Gluon scattering in ${\cal N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills at finite temperature
Suppose that F is the ﬁnite tree appearing in a side branch datum of D—either for side branches of T itself, or for side branches of an (iterated) side tree.
Trees of definable sets over the p-adics
In the other cases that N (S ) touches two non-adjacent sides or three sides of [0, 1]2, we can assume without loss of generality that N (S ) touches the left and right sides of [0, 1]2 but not the top side.
Disjoint Hamilton cycles in the random geometric graph
Roughly speaking, since all the terms in equation (III) and (3.9) are positive, it is enough to check that after expanding both sides every term on the left hand side has a corresponding term on the right hand side.
Growth of Weil-Petersson volumes and random hyperbolic surfaces of large genus
More precisely, if τ is the number of the side on which T1 is based, then U1 is based on the side τ ⊕ 1 and V1 is based on the side τ ⊖ 1.
Coordinates for a new triangular tiling of the hyperbolic plane
Notice that the (k + 1)th cycle in the left side has become the 1st cycle in the right side.) The right side of the equation converges to the beta measure of (0, ak+1 ).
Cycle structure of random permutations with cycle weights
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