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Definition of "side" []

  • Mathematics A line bounding a plane figure. (noun)
  • Mathematics A surface bounding a solid figure. (noun)
  • A surface of an object, especially a surface joining a top and bottom: the four sides of a box. (noun)
  • A surface of an object that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front: the side of the ship. (noun)
  • Either of the two surfaces of a flat object: the front side of a piece of paper; the two sides of a record. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "side" in a sentence
  • "We will reach the day because of the� nature of the movement that we have in which women� will be sharing space in the political arena side by side� with men to make a better world, not only for women, � but for men, women and children."
  • "And when Lord Bath ventured to complain to this audacious leader of fashion, that he had a pain in his side, she cried out, "Oh! that cannot be, you have _no side_.""
  • "There is one side of a cow which is usually called the _milking side_ -- that is the cow's left side -- because, somehow custom has established the practice of milking her from that side."