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English adjective: side

1. side located on a side


SamplesSide fences.
The side porch.


Similarbroadside, lateral, sidelong


Antonymsbottom, top


English noun: side

1. side (location) a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location


SamplesThey always sat on the right side of the church.
He never left my side.


Broader (hypernym)part, region


Narrower (hyponym)bedside, blind side, dockside, east side, hand, north side, shipside, south side, west side

2. side (group) one of two or more contesting groups


SamplesThe Confederate side was prepared to attack.


Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit


Domain categorygame, government, political science, politics, war, warfare

3. side (body) either the left or right half of a body


SamplesHe had a pain in his side.


Broader (hypernym)area, region


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, homo, human, human being, man

4. side (location) a surface forming part of the outside of an object


SamplesHe examined all sides of the crystal.
Dew dripped from the face of the leaf.


Synonymsface


Broader (hypernym)surface


Narrower (hyponym)back end, backside, beam-ends, bottom, forepart, front, front end, lee, lee side, leeward, rear, top, top side, underside, undersurface, upper side, upside, windward

5. side (artifact) an extended outer surface of an object


SamplesHe turned the box over to examine the bottom side.
They painted all four sides of the house.


Broader (hypernym)surface


Narrower (hyponym)back, beam, broadside, edge, front, larboard, nearside, obverse, port, rear, reverse, sidewall, soffit, starboard, upper surface, verso

6. side (cognition) an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)


SamplesHe was on the heavy side.
He is on the purchasing side of the business.
It brought out his better side.


Broader (hypernym)aspect, facet


Narrower (hyponym)downside, hand

7. side (location) a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure


SamplesThe hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side.


Broader (hypernym)line

8. side (group) a family line of descent


SamplesHe gets his brains from his father's side.


Broader (hypernym)ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock

9. side (food) a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food


Synonymsside of meat


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat


Narrower (hyponym)side of beef, side of pork

10. side (communication) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute


SamplesThere are two sides to every question.


Synonymsposition


Broader (hypernym)opinion, view

11. side (object) an elevated geological formation


SamplesHe climbed the steep slope.
The house was built on the side of a mountain.


Synonymsincline, slope


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)acclivity, ascent, bank, bank, camber, cant, canyonside, climb, coast, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, escarpment, fall, hillside, mountainside, piedmont, raise, rise, scarp, ski slope, upgrade, versant


Part meronymelevation, natural elevation

12. side (event) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist


SynonymsEnglish


Broader (hypernym)spin


Domain categoryathletics, sport


English verb: side

1. side (competition) take sides for or against


SamplesWho are you widing with?.
I'm siding against the current candidate.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)align, array


Narrower (hyponym)pull, root for









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