- pages of a script containing only the lines and cues of a specific role to be learned by a performer.
- the lines of the role.
- either of the two surfaces of a phonograph record or the two tracks on a audiotape.
- Slang.a phonograph record.
- affected manner; pretension; assumed haughtiness: to put on side.
- impudence; gall: He has a lot of side.
Verb Phrases past and past participle sid·ed, present participle sid·ing.
- separate from the main issue or point of interest.
- in addition to one's regular, or known work, interest, relationships, etc.: She tried selling cosmetics on the side. He dates another girl on the side.
- as a side dish: a hamburger with French fries on the side.
- next to one another; together.
- closely associated or related; in proximity: A divided city in which democracy and communism must live side by side.
Origin of side1
Synonyms for side
adjective Scot. and North England.
Origin of side2
Related Words for sidesector, bottom, top, surface, hand, part, front, face, border, rear, view, position, party, faction, team, incidental, postern, oblique, roundabout, subsidiary
Examples from the Web for side
Contemporary Examples of side
Cruce operates the Iron Hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
So in that sense we have gotten close to the families that have lost loved ones, be it from one side or the other.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
What could be more important, to make sure that side of things is right before we tie ourselves to someone forever?‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith
January 5, 2015
Within minutes, it seems, of the disclosures of these tragic events, large numbers of people chose a side and stuck to it.In 2015, Let’s Try for More Compassion
January 4, 2015
He stood holding his 21-month-old son, Jamison, his wife, Kelly, at his side.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of side
Her father rode by her side, and a numerous train of attendants followed.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
His nephew, with his coat stripped off, was sitting on the side of the bed.Brave and Bold
I fancy, now, there's not a good waiter this side of New York.
I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.
He led her, unresisting, around to the couch at the other side of the table.
- any line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane geometric figure
- another name for face (def. 13)
- apart from or in addition to the main object
- as a sideline
- USas a side dish
- bit on the side See bit 1 (def. 11)
- close together
- (foll by with)beside or near to
Word Origin for side
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.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with side
- side against
- side by side
- side of the tracks
- side street
- side with
- blind spot (side)
- bright side
- can't hit the broad side of a barn
- choose up (sides)
- get on someone's good side
- get up on the wrong side of bed
- in good with (on someone's good side)
- know which side of bread is buttered
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- let someone (the side) down
- on someone's side
- on the safe side
- on the side
- on the side of the angels
- other side of the coin
- right side of the tracks
- right-side out
- right-side up
- seamy side
- split one's sides
- sunny-side up
- take aside (to one side)
- take sides
- this side of
- thorn in one's flesh (side)
- work both sides of the street
- wrong side of