French translation of “side”
side noun /said/
› (the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line
He walked round the side of the field He lives on the same side of the street as me. › a surface of something
A cube has six sides. › one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back
There is a label on the side of the box. › either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc
Don’t waste paper – write on both sides! › the right or left part of the body
I’ve got a pain in my side. › a part or division of a town etc
He lives on the north side of the town. › a slope (of a hill)
a mountainside. › a point of view; an aspect
We must look at all sides of the problem. › a party, team etc which is opposing another
Whose side are you on? Which side is winning? -side › (the ground etc beside) the edge of something
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
a sidelong glance He glanced sidelong. sideways adjective, adverb › to or towards one side
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.
side effect › an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc
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
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
He runs a mail-order business as a sideline. › the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
sidelines noun plural › the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc
He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines. side road › a small, minor road.
sidestep verb (past tense, past participle sidestepped) › to step to one side
He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him. › to avoid
There’s a way to sidestep a problem. side-street noun › a small, minor street
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.
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
Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.