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Definition: By the side of
(s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G.
seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf.
AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.]
1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface;
especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in
shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the
shorter edges, called ends; a bounding line of a
geometrical figure; as, the side of a field, of a square
or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.
3. Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and
yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a
sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to
or contrasted with another; as, this or that side.
Looking round on every side beheld
A pathless desert. --Milton.
(a) One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man,
on either side of the mesial plane; or that which
pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of
(b) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the
body; as, a pain in the side.
One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his
side. --John xix.
5. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed
to another slope over the ridge.
Along the side of yon small hill. --Milton.
6. The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to
another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a
body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the
interest or cause which one maintains against another; a
doctrine or view opposed to another.
God on our side, doubt not of victory. --Shak.
We have not always been of the . . . same side in
Sets the passions on the side of truth. --Pope.
7. A line of descent traced through one parent as
distinguished from that traced through another.
To sit upon thy father David's throne,
By mother's side thy father. --Milton.
8. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some
other; as, the bright side of poverty.
By the side of
, close at hand; near to.
. (Fort.) See Exterior
, and Illust. of
(Fort.), the line drawn from the center of
one bastion to that of the next, or the line curtain
produced to the two oblique radii in front. --H. L. Scott.
Side by side
, close together and abreast; in company or
To choose sides
, to select those who shall compete, as in a
game, on either side.
To take sides
, to attach one's self to, or give assistance
to, one of two opposing sides or parties.