Glover and Bill Dancing, facing outward, planted themselves side by side against the rocky wall.
For Balthasar, feeling that she was about to leave, was rubbing his side against her leg.
Certainly he did not err on the side against which his mother had cautioned him.
At present, the colonists had reason on their side against Pencroft.
He delights in pitting one side against the other and making them consume each other.
I swear to aid you, to take your side against my countrymen; for they cast me out.
On the other side—against us—two hundred travelling supply bases for submarines, two hundred signal stations.
At once she placed herself on her father's side against the others.
Presently I discerned a ledge bottom and the side against the hill was also ledge.
He rolled his head from side to side against the back of the chair.
Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cf. Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (cf. Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).
Original sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (cf. choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.
late 14c., from side (n.).