side

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[ sahyd ]
/ saɪd /
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noun

adjective

Verb Phrases past and past participle sid·ed, present participle sid·ing.

side with/against, to favor or support or refuse to support one group, opinion, etc., against opposition; take sides, as in a dispute: He always sides with the underdog.

Nearby words

  1. siddhi,
  2. siddhuism,
  3. siddons,
  4. siddons, sarah kemble,
  5. siddur,
  6. side against,
  7. side arm,
  8. side arms,
  9. side band,
  10. side bet

Idioms

Origin of side

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before 900; Middle English; Old English sīde (noun); cognate with Dutch zijde, German Seite, Old Norse sītha

SYNONYMS FOR side
Related formsside·less, adjective

Can be confusedside sighed

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British Dictionary definitions for take sides

side

/ (saɪd) /

noun

adjective

verb

Word Origin for side

Old English sīde; related to sīd wide, Old Norse sītha side, Old High German sīta

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Word Origin and History for take sides
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Idioms and Phrases with take sides

take sides

Also, take someone's side. Support or favor one party in a dispute, as in Parents shouldn't take sides in their children's quarrels, or Thanks for taking my side concerning the agenda. [c. 1700] Also see take someone's part.

side

In addition to the idioms beginning with side

  • side against
  • side by side
  • side of the tracks
  • side street
  • side with

also see:

  • 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
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