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Meaning of "side" in Essential American English Dictionary

side

noun   /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.
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.
one of the people or groups who are arguing, fighting, or competing: Whose side is he on?
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] part of a situation that can be considered or dealt with separately: She takes care of the financial side of things.
[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: 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: We sat side by side on the couch.
(Definition of side from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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