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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch" [ant:
           bottom(a), top(a)]
    n 1: 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"
    2: one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side
       was prepared to attack"
    3: either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in
       his side"
    4: 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" [syn: side, face]
    5: 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"
    6: 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"
    7: a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane
       figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the
       longest side"
    8: a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his
       father's side"
    9: a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for
       food [syn: side, side of meat]
    10: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an
        argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
        [syn: side, position]
    11: an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep
        slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
        [syn: slope, incline, side]
    12: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side
        or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: English, side]
    v 1: take sides for or against; "Who are you widing with?"; "I"m
         siding against the current candidate"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Side \Side\ (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[imac]de; akin to D. zijde, G.
   seite, OHG. s[imac]ta, Icel. s[imac]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida;
   cf. AS. s[imac]d large, spacious, Icel. s[imac]?r long,
   1. 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.
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   3. 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.
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            Looking round on every side beheld
            A pathless desert.                    --Milton.
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      (a) 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.
      (b) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the
          body; as, a pain in the side.
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                One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his
                side.                             --John xix.
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   5. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed
      to another slope over the ridge.
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            Along the side of yon small hill.     --Milton.
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   6. 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.
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            God on our side, doubt not of victory. --Shak.
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            We have not always been of the . . . same side in
            politics.                             --Landor.
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            Sets the passions on the side of truth. --Pope.
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   7. A line of descent traced through one parent as
      distinguished from that traced through another.
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            To sit upon thy father David's throne,
            By mother's side thy father.          --Milton.
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   8. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some
      other; as, the bright side of poverty.
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   By the side of, close at hand; near to.

   Exterior side. (Fort.) See Exterior, and Illust. of

   Interior side (Fort.), the line drawn from the center of
      one bastion to that of the next, or the line curtain
      produced to the two oblique radii in front. --H. L. Scott.

   Side by side, close together and abreast; in company or
      along with.

   To choose sides, to select those who shall compete, as in a
      game, on either side.

   To take sides, to attach one's self to, or give assistance
      to, one of two opposing sides or parties.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Side \Side\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sided; p. pr. & vb. n.
   1. To lean on one side. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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   2. 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.
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            All side in parties, and begin the attack. --Pope.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Side \Side\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the
      side, or toward the side; lateral.
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            One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden.
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   2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a
      side issue; a side view or remark.
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            The law hath no side respect to their persons.
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   3. [AS. s[imac]d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive.
      [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak.
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            His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
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   Side action, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for
      operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that
      turns sidewise.

   Side arms, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet,
      pistols, etc.

   Side ax, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side.

   Side-bar rule (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts
      to be granted by their officers as a matter of course,
      without formal application being made to them in open
      court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the
      attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril.

   Side box, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater.
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            To insure a side-box station at half price.
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   Side chain,
      (a) one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a
          locomotive, at the sides.
      (b) (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main
          structure of a large molecule, especially of a

   Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one.

   Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main

   Side glance, a glance or brief look to one side.

   Side hook (Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a
      board to something, as a bench.

   Side lever, a working beam of a side-lever engine.

   Side-lever engine, a marine steam engine having a working
      beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the
      engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above

   Side pipe (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe
      connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the
      cylinder of a beam engine.

   Side plane, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron
      is at the side of the stock.

   Side posts (Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in
      pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle
      of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters,
      hanging the tiebeam, etc.

   Side rod.
      (a) One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead
          with the side levers, in a side-lever engine.
      (b) See Parallel rod, under Parallel.

   Side screw (Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock
      is secured to the side of a firearm stock.

   Side table, a table placed either against the wall or aside
      from the principal table.

   Side tool (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or
      planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at
      the point.

   Side wind, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack,
      or indirect means. --Wright.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Side \Side\, v. t.
   1. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
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            His blind eye that sided Paridell.    --Spenser.
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   2. To suit; to pair; to match. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
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   3. (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain
      thickness by trimming the sides.
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   4. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
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