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side  

  ( sides    plural & 3rd person present)   ( siding    present participle)   ( sided    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The sideof something is a position to the left or right of it, rather than in front of it, behind it, or on it.  
usu prep N of n  
On one side of the main entrance there's a red plaque., ...a photograph with me in the centre and Joe and Ken on each side of me., ...the nations on either side of the Pacific..., There's nothing but woods on the other side of the highway..., There has been a build-up of troops on both sides of the border..., PC Dacre knocked on Webb's door and, opening it, stood to one side.     
2       n-count   The side of an object, building, or vehicle is any of its flat surfaces which is not considered to be its front, its back, its top, or its bottom.  
usu with poss  
We put a notice on the side of the box., ...a van bearing on its side the name of a company..., There was a stone staircase against the side of the house..., A carton of milk lay on its side.     
3       n-count   The sides of a hollow or a container are its inside vertical surfaces.  
The rough rock walls were like the sides of a deep canal..., Line the base of the dish with greaseproof paper and lightly grease the sides.     
4       n-count   The sidesof an area or surface are its edges.  
usu prep N of n   (=edge)  
Park on the side of the road., ...a small beach on the north side of the peninsula...     
5       n-count   The two sidesof an area, surface, or object are its two halves.  
usu prep N of n   (=half)  
She turned over on her stomach on the other side of the bed..., The major centre for language is in the left side of the brain.     
6       n-count   The two sides of a road are its two halves on which traffic travels in opposite directions.  
It had gone on to the wrong side of the road and hit a car coming in the other direction.     
7       n-count   If you talk about the other side of a town or of the world, you mean a part of the town or of the world that is very far from where you are.  
with supp  
He saw the ship that was to transport them to the other side of the world..., Are you working on this side of the city?     
8       n-count   Your sides are the parts of your body between your front and your back, from under your arms to your hips.  
usu poss N  
His arms were limp at his sides..., They had laid him on his side.     
9       n-count   If someone is by your side or at your side, they stay near you and give you comfort or support.  
usu sing, by/at poss N  
He was constantly at his wife's side...     
10       n-count   The two sides of something flat, for example a piece of paper, are its two flat surfaces. You can also refer to one side of a piece of paper filled with writing as one side of writing.  
The new copiers only copy onto one side of the paper..., Fry the chops until brown on both sides...     
11       n-count   One side of a tape or record is what you can hear or record if you play the tape or record from beginning to end without turning it over.  
We want to hear side A...     
12       adj   Side is used to describe things that are not the main or most important ones of their kind.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: main)    She slipped in and out of the theatre by a side door., ...a prawn curry with a lentil side dish.     
13       n-count   The different sides in a war, argument, or negotiation are the groups of people who are opposing each other.  
usu with supp  
Both sides appealed for a new ceasefire..., ...the elections which his side lost...     
14       n-count   The different sidesof an argument or deal are the different points of view or positions involved in it.  
usu N of n  
...those with the ability to see all sides of a question...     
15       verb   If one person or country sideswith another, they support them in an argument or a war. If people or countries sideagainst another person or country, they support each other against them.  
There has been much speculation that America might be siding with the rebels...      V with/against n  
16       n-count   In sport, a side is a team.  
  (BRIT)   usu with supp   (=team)  
Italy were definitely a better side than Germany...     
in AM, use team     
17       n-count   A particular side of something such as a situation or someone's character is one aspect of it.  
usu supp N  
He is in charge of the civilian side of the UN mission..., It shows that your child can now see the funny side of things...     
18       n-count   The mother's side and the father's side of your family are your mother's relatives and your father's relatives.  
usu supp N  
So was your father's side more well off?     
19   
    -sided  
    siding  
20    If two people or things are side by side, they are next to each other.  
side by side      phrase   usu PHR after v  
We sat side by side on two wicker seats...     
21    If people work or live side by side, they work or live closely together in a friendly way.  
side by side      phrase   usu PHR after v  
...areas where different nationalities have lived side by side for centuries...     
22    If you say that someone has let the side down, you mean that they have embarrassed their family or friends by behaving badly or not doing well at something.  
  (BRIT)  
let the side down      phrase   V inflects  
Brown was constantly letting the side down.     
23    If something moves from side to side, it moves repeatedly to the left and to the right.  
from side to side             phrase   PHR after v  
She was shaking her head from side to side.     
24    If you are on someone's side, you are supporting them in an argument or a war.  
on sb's side      phrase   PHR after v  
He has the Democrats on his side..., Some of the younger people seem to be on the side of reform.     
25    If something is on your side or if you have it on your side, it helps you when you are trying to achieve something.  
on your side      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
The law is not on their side.     
26    If you get on the wrong side of someone, you do something to annoy them and make them dislike you. If you stay on the right side of someone, you try to please them and avoid annoying them.  
on the right/wrong side of sb      phrase   usu PHR after v  
I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of him...     
27    If you say that something is on the small side, you are saying politely that you think it is slightly too small. If you say that someone is on the young side, you are saying politely that you think they are slightly too young.  
on the big/small etc side      phrase   usu v-link PHR     (politeness)    He's quiet and a bit on the shy side.     
28    If someone does something on the side, they do it in addition to their main work.  
on the side      phrase   usu PHR after v  
...ways of making a little bit of money on the side.     
29    If you put something to one side or put it on one side, you temporarily ignore it in order to concentrate on something else.  
put sth to/on one side      phrase   V inflects  
In order to maintain profit margins health and safety regulations are often put to one side.     
30    If you take someone to one side or draw them to one side, you speak to them privately, usually in order to give them advice or a warning.  
take/draw sb to one side      phrase   V inflects  
He took Sabrina to one side and told her about the safe.     
31    If you take sides or take someone's side in an argument or war, you support one of the sides against the other.  
take sides/sb's side      phrase   V inflects  
We cannot take sides in a civil war...     
32   
    to look on the bright side  
    bright  
    the other side of the coin  
    coin  
    to err on the side of something  
    err  
    to be on the safe side  
    safe  
    someone's side of the story  
    story  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)

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