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sidenoun

 us   /sɑɪd/

side noun (SURFACE)

[C] a ​surface of something that is not the ​top or the ​bottom, or a ​surface of a ​flatobject: Label all four sides of the ​box. I painted one side of the ​boatgreen to ​see if we like the ​color. The ​trailleads up the side of the ​mountain. Please write on only one side of the ​paper. [C] A side is also a ​surface that is not the ​front or the back: There’s a ​scratch on the side of my new ​bookcase.

side noun (EDGE)

[C] an ​edge or ​border of something: A ​square has four sides. We ​rested by the side of the ​river. There are ​trees on both sides of the ​road. geometry [C] A side is one of the ​edges of a ​flatsurface.

side noun (NEXT POSITION)

[U] a ​place next to something: I have a ​smalltable by the side of my ​bed.a side of a side of some ​type of ​food is a ​smallserving of ​food, esp. ​vegetables, ​served in ​addition to the ​maindish: I’ll have a side of ​onionrings.

side noun (PART)

[C] a ​part of something, esp. in ​relation to a ​real or ​imaginedcentralline: the ​right/​left side The ​swimmingpool is on the other side of ​town. I’m Irish on my mother’s side (= her ​family is from Ireland). Children came ​running from all sides (= from many ​directions).

side noun (OPPOSING GROUP)

[C] one of two or more ​opposinggroups or ​people: This is a ​war which neither side can ​win. Which side are you on (= Whom do you ​support)? fig. The other ​candidate had ​experience on his side (= as an ​advantage).

side noun (OPINION)

[C] an ​opinionheld in an ​argument, or a way of ​considering something: There are two sides to every ​argument.

side noun (PERSONAL QUALITY)

[C] a ​part of someone’s ​character: He has a ​gentle side.

sideadjective

 us   /sɑɪd/

side adjective (LESS IMPORTANT)

less ​important or ​smaller than the thing it is ​connected with: a side ​issue We ​parked on a side ​street.

side adjective (ON THE SIDE)

[not gradable] at, on, of, or in the side of something: a side ​view Please use the side ​entrance.

sideverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /sɑɪd/

side verb [I always + adv/prep] (SUPPORT)

to ​support one ​person or ​grouprather than another in an ​argument or ​war: Peter always sides with you.
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sidenoun

uk   us   /saɪd/

side noun (SURFACE)

A2 [C] a ​flatoutersurface 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. The ​window on the ​right side of the ​house was ​open. Please write on one side of the ​paper only.UK I've already written four sides (= ​pages of writing) for my ​essay. Canadiancoins have a ​picture of the British Queen's ​head on one side. Please use the side ​entrance.
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side noun (EDGE)

A2 [C] an ​edge or ​border of something: A ​square has four sides. There are ​trees on both sides of the ​road. They were ​surrounded on all sides/on every side by ​curiouschildren.
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side noun (NEXT TO)

B2 [U] a ​place next to something: I have a ​smalltable at/by the side of (= next to) my ​bed. He ​stayed at/by her side (= with her)throughout her ​longillness. [C] US informal (also side order, UK also side dish) in a ​restaurant, an ​extradish of ​food, for ​examplevegetables or ​salad, that is ​served with the ​maindish, sometimes on a ​separateplate: I’ll have a side of onionrings.side by side B2 next to each other: The ​childrensat side by side on the ​sofawatchingtelevision.
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side noun (PART)

A2 [C] a ​part of something, ​especially in ​relation to a ​real or ​imaginedcentralline: He ​likes to ​sleep on the ​right side of the ​bed. In ​Britain, ​carsdrive on the ​left side of the ​road. There is no ​money on my mother's side (of the ​family). I could just ​see Joan on the ​far/other side of the ​room. Children came ​running from all sides (= from all ​directions).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. [C] UK a ​television channel: What side is "Coronation Street" on?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. [C usually singular] half of an animal's ​body, ​considered as ​meat: She ​bought a side of ​lamb from the ​butcher.
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side noun (OPPOSING GROUP)

B2 [C, + sing/pl verb] one of two or more ​opposingteams or ​groups: This is a ​war which neither side can ​win.UK Our side (= ​team)lost again on ​Saturday.UK Which/Whose side are you on (= which ​team are you ​playing for/​supporting)? Don't be ​angry with me - I'm onyour side (= I ​want to ​help you).take sides to ​support one ​person or ​grouprather than another, in an ​argument or ​war: My ​mother never ​takes sides when my ​brother and I ​argue.take sb's side B2 to ​support someone in an ​argument: My ​mother always ​takes my father's side when I ​argue with him.
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side noun (OPINION)

B2 [C] an ​opinionheld in an ​argument, or a way of ​considering something: There are at least two sides to every ​question. I've ​listened to ​your side of the ​story, but I still ​think you were ​wrong to do what you did.
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side noun (PART OF SITUATION)

B2 [C] a ​part of a ​situation, ​system, etc. that can be ​considered or ​dealt with ​separately: She ​takescare of the ​financial side of things. Fortunately my ​boss did ​see the ​funny side of the ​situation.

side noun (CHARACTER)

B2 [C] a ​part of someone's ​character: She ​seemsquitefierce, but ​actually she has a ​gentle side.
-sided
suffix uk   us   /-ɪd/
A ​square is a four-sided ​figure. a ​many-sidedquestion a steep-sided ​hill

sideadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /saɪd/
not in or at the ​centre or ​mainpart of something: We ​parked the ​car on a side street/​road (= a ​smallroad, ​especially one that ​joins on to a ​mainroad). I ​think that's a side issue (= a ​subject which is ​separate from the ​main one) which we should ​talk about ​later. I'd like a side dish of ​potatoes (= some ​potatoes on a ​separateplate).
(Definition of side from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sidenoun [C]

uk   us   /saɪd/
one of the two or more ​people or ​groups who are arguing, discussing, or negotiating something: Despite the difficulties, the two sides say the ​directtalks were helpful.the other/opposite side The other side has ​legitimateconcerns as well.on both sides of sth Activists on both sides of the gun ​controlissue 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.
(Definition of side from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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