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French translation of “side”

side

noun /said/
(the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line
côté
He walked round the side of the field He lives on the same side of the street as me.
a surface of something
côté
A cube has six sides.
one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back
côté
There is a label on the side of the box.
either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc
côté
Don’t waste paper – write on both sides!
the right or left part of the body
côté
I’ve got a pain in my side.
a part or division of a town etc
partie
He lives on the north side of the town.
a slope (of a hill)
versant
a mountainside.
a point of view; an aspect
aspect, point de vue
We must look at all sides of the problem.
a party, team etc which is opposing another
côté
Whose side are you on? Which side is winning?
-side (the ground etc beside) the edge of something
bord (de)
He walked along the dockside/quayside a roadside café.
-sided having (a certain number or type of) sides
à (…) côtés
a four-sided figure.
sidelong adjective, adverb from or to the side; not directly
(en) oblique, de côté
a sidelong glance He glanced sidelong.
sideways adjective, adverb to or towards one side
de côté
He moved sideways a sideways movement.
sideburns noun plural the usually short hair grown on the side of a man’s face in front of the ears.
favoris
side effect an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc
effet secondaire
These pills have unpleasant side effects.
sidelight noun a light fixed to the side, or at the side of the front or back, of a car, boat etc
lanterne
He switched his sidelights on when it began to get dark.
sideline noun a business etc carried on outside one’s regular job or activity
travail complémentaire
He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
ligne latérale
sidelines noun plural the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc
de l’extérieur
He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road a small, minor road.
petite route
sidestep verb (past tense, past participle sidestepped) to step to one side
esquiver
He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
to avoid
éviter
There’s a way to sidestep a problem.
side-street noun a small, minor street
petite rue
The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
sidetrack verb to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do
détourner l’attention de qqn
I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
sidewalk noun (American) a pavement or footpath.
trottoir
from all sides from every direction
de tous côtés
People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides all around
de tous côtés
With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side beside one another; close together
côte à côte
They walked along the street side by side.
side with to give support to in an argument etc
prendre parti pour
Don’t side with him against us!
take sides to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another
prendre parti
Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.
(Definition of side from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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