› one of the two or more people or groups who are arguing, discussing, or negotiating something: Despite the difficulties, the two sides say the direct talks were helpful.the other/opposite side The other side has legitimate concerns as well.on both sides of sth Activists on both sides of the gun control issue called the judge's decision important.
› the ideas or opinions of one of the people or groups in an argument, discussion, or negotiation: sb's side of sth We want the public to hear our side of the story.
› a particular part of a job, system, business, etc.: Legal requirements are one side of his new role.the business/commercial/creative side of sth I took the job because I wanted to explore the business side of radio.
take sb's side › to decide whose opinion or belief you support in an argument: take sb's side on sth Most Democrats have taken the union's side on this issue. → See also demand side noun, safe adjective, supply side adjective