Translation of "side" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk /saɪd/ us /saɪd/

A2 [ C ] a flat outer surface of an object, especially one that is not the top, the bottom, the front, or the back

The names of ships are usually painted on their sides. 船的名字通常漆在船的側面。
The window on the right side of the house was open. 我的房間在這棟房屋的側面。
Please write on one side of the paper only. 請只在紙的一面書寫。
UK I've already written four sides (= pages of writing) for my essay. 我的論文已經寫了四頁紙了。
Canadian coins have a picture of the British Queen's head on one side. 加拿大硬幣的一面有女王的頭像。
Please use the side entrance. 請走側門。

A2 [ C ] an edge or border of something

A square has four sides. 正方形有四條邊。
There are trees on both sides of the road. 公路兩旁都有樹。
They were surrounded on all sides/on every side by curious children. 他們被好奇的孩子們團團圍住。

B2 [ U ] a place next to something

I have a small table at/by the side of (= next to) my bed. 我的床邊有一張小桌子。
He stayed at/by her side (= with her) throughout her long illness. 在她久病期間,他一直陪伴著她。
→ See also alongside , aside adverb , beside

[ C ] US informal also side order, UK also side dish in a restaurant, an extra dish of food, for example vegetables or salad, that is served with the main dish, sometimes on a separate plate:

I’ll have a side of onion rings.
side by side

B2 next to each other

The children sat side by side on the sofa watching television. 孩子們肩並肩地坐在沙發上看電視。

A2 [ C ] a part of something, especially in relation to a real or imagined central line

He likes to sleep on the right side of the bed. 他喜歡睡在床的右邊。
In Britain, cars drive on the left side of the road. 在英國,汽車靠左側行駛。
There is no money on my mother's side (of the family). 我娘家那邊沒有錢。
I could just see Joan on the far/other side of the room. 我能看見瓊在房間的另一邊。
Children came running from all sides (= from all directions). 孩子們從四面八方跑來。

C2 [ C usually singular ] the part of the body from under the arm to the top of the leg

I have a pain in my side. 我的肋部疼痛。

[ C ] UK a television channel

What side is "Coronation Street" on? 哪家電視台在播出《加冕街》?
from side to side

B2 from left to right and from right to left

The curtains were swinging from side to side in the breeze. 窗簾在微風中來回擺動。

[ C usually singular ] half of an animal's body, considered as meat

She bought a side of lamb from the butcher. 她從肉店裡買了半扇羔羊肉。

B2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] one of two or more opposing teams or groups

This is a war which neither side can win. 這是一場雙方都無法打贏的戰爭。
UK Our side (= team) lost again on Saturday. 我們隊星期六又輸了。
UK Which/Whose side are you on (= which team are you playing for/supporting)? 你是哪個隊的?
Don't be angry with me - I'm on your side (= I want to help you). 不要生我的氣——我是爲了你好。
take sides

to support one person or group rather than another, in an argument or war

My mother never takes sides when my brother and I argue. 我和弟弟吵架時,我母親從不偏袒任何一方。
take sb's side

B2 to support someone in an argument

My mother always takes my father's side when I argue with him. 我和父親爭論時,母親總是站在他一邊。

B2 [ C ] an opinion held in an argument, or a way of considering something

There are at least two sides to every question. 每個問題至少有兩個方面。
I've listened to your side of the story, but I still think you were wrong to do what you did. 我已經聽過你對此事的說法,但我仍然認爲你的所作所爲是錯誤的。

B2 [ C ] a part of a situation, system, etc. that can be considered or dealt with separately:

She takes care of the financial side of things.
Fortunately my boss did see the funny side of the situation.

B2 [ C ] a part of someone's character

She seems quite fierce, but actually she has a gentle side. 她看起來很凶,但實際上她也有溫柔的一面。
-sided suffix uk / -saɪ.dɪd/ us / -saɪ.dɪd/

A square is a four-sided figure. 正方形是四邊形。
a many-sided question 一個多方面的問題
a steep-sided hill 陡峭的山
adjective [ before noun ] uk /saɪd/ us /saɪd/

not in or at the centre or main part of something

We parked the car on a side street/road (= a small road, especially one that joins on to a main road). 我把汽車停在小路上。
I think that's a side issue (= a subject which is separate from the main one) which we should talk about later. 我認爲這是個次要問題,我們應該以後再討論。
I'd like a side dish of potatoes (= some potatoes on a separate plate). 我想要盤馬鈴薯作爲配菜。

(Translation of “side” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)