Translation of "side" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /saɪd/ us /sɑɪd/

A2 one of the two parts that something would divide into if you drew a line down the middle

I sleep on the left side of the bed.

A2 a flat, outer surface of an object, especially one that is not its top, bottom, front, or back

The side of the car was badly scratched.

A2 one edge of something

A square has four sides.

B1 the area next to something

He stood by the side of the road, waiting for the bus.

one of the people or groups who are arguing, fighting, or competing

Whose side is he on?

[ no plural ] part of a situation that can be considered or dealt with separately

She looks after the financial side of things.

either of the two surfaces of a thin, flat object such as a piece of paper or a coin

Write on both sides of the paper.

UK the players in a sports team

He has been selected for the national side.

one of the two areas of your body from under your arms to the tops of your legs

She lay on her side.

[ no plural ] a part of someone’s character

She has a very practical side.
from side to side

If something moves from side to side, it moves from left to right and back again repeatedly.

de lado a lado
He shook his head from side to side.
side by side

If two things or people are side by side, they are next to each other.

uno al lado del otro
We sat side by side on the sofa.

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


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

cara, lado, plana
Don’t waste paper – write on both sides!

the right or left part of the body

costado, lado
I’ve got a pain in my side.

a part or division of a town etc

parte, lado
He lives on the north side of the town.

a slope (of a hill)

ladera, falda

a point of view; an aspect

aspecto, punto de vista
We must look at all sides of the problem.

a party, team etc which is opposing another

lado, parte, bando
Whose side are you on?
Which side is winning?
-side suffix

(the ground etc beside) the edge of something

borde de, lado de
He walked along the dockside/quayside
-sided suffix

having (a certain number or type of) sides

de … lados
a four-sided figure.
sidelong adjective, adverb

from or to the side; not directly

de costado, de reojo
a sidelong glance
He glanced sidelong.
sideways adjective, adverb

to or towards one side

de lado, lateral, de reojo
He moved sideways
a sideways movement.
sideboard noun

a long low piece of furniture in a dining room that has shelves and cupboards for storing plates, glasses, and cutlery.


(British ) hair that grows down the side of a man’s face in front of his ears; sideburn

sideburns noun plural

the usually short hair grown on the side of a man’s face in front of the ears.

side effect noun

an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc

efecto secundario
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

luz lateral
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

actividad suplementaria
He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.

the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.

linea de banda
sidelines noun plural

the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc

al margen
He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road noun

a small, minor road

carretera secundaria
She parked in a side road, just off the High Street.
sidestep verb (past tense, past participle sidestepped)

to step to one side

He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.

to avoid

evitar, eludir
There’s a way to sidestep a problem.
side street noun

a small, minor street

calle lateral
The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
sidetrack verb

to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do

I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
sidewalk noun

(American) a pavement or footpath.

acera, vereda, andén
from all sides

from every direction

de todos lados
People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides

all around

por todos lados
With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side

beside one another; close together

juntos, uno al lado de otro
They walked along the street side by side.
side with phrasal verb

to give support to in an argument etc

ponerse de parte de
Don’t side with him against us!
take sides

to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another

ponerse de parte de
Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.

(Translation of “side” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)