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German translation of “side”

side

noun /said/
(the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line
die Seite
He walked round the side of the field He lives on the same side of the street as me.
a surface of something
die Seite
A cube has six sides.
one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back
die Seite
There is a label on the side of the box.
either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc
die Seite
Don’t waste paper – write on both sides!
the right or left part of the body
die Seite
I’ve got a pain in my side.
a part or division of a town etc
der Teil
He lives on the north side of the town.
a slope (of a hill)
der Hang
a mountainside.
a point of view; an aspect
die Seite
We must look at all sides of the problem.
a party, team etc which is opposing another
die Partei
Whose side are you on? Which side is winning?
-side (the ground etc beside) the edge of something
…-rand
He walked along the dockside/quayside a roadside café.
-sided having (a certain number or type of) sides
…-seitig
a four-sided figure.
sidelong adjective, adverb from or to the side; not directly
seitlich
a sidelong glance He glanced sidelong.
sideways adjective, adverb to or towards one side
seitwärts
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.
die Koteletten
side effect an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc
die Nebenwirkung
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
die Seitenleuchte
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
die Nebenbeschäftigung
He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
die Seitenlinie
sidelines noun plural the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc
die Seite
He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road a small, minor road.
die Nebenstraße
sidestep verb (past tense, past participle sidestepped) to step to one side
ausweichen
He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
to avoid
ausweichen
There’s a way to sidestep a problem.
side-street noun a small, minor street
die Nebenstraße
The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
sidetrack verb to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do
ablenken
I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
sidewalk noun (American) a pavement or footpath.
der Gehsteig
from all sides from every direction
überall
People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides all around
auf/von allen Seiten
With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side beside one another; close together
Seite an Seite
They walked along the street side by side.
side with to give support to in an argument etc
Partei ergreifen
Don’t side with him against us!
take sides to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another
Partei ergreifen
Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.
(Definition of side from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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