SIDE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SIDE?

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The synonyms of “Side” are: position, incline, slope, face, english, side of meat, half, part, surface, plane, facet, aspect, facade, edge, border, verge, boundary, margin, fringe, fringes, flank, brink, bank, brim, rim, lip, perimeter, circumference, extremity, periphery, limit, limits, bound, bounds, faction, camp, bloc, clique, caucus, entente, axis, ring, party, wing, splinter group, sect, clan, set, team, squad, crew, point of view, viewpoint, view, perspective, opinion, way of thinking, mind, standpoint, stance, stand, attitude, posture, outlook, frame of reference, slant, angle, subordinate, lower, secondary, minor, peripheral, incidental, marginal, ancillary, subsidiary, inessential, borderline, beside the point, of little account, pretension, pretentiousness, affectation, affectedness, ostentation, ostentatiousness, artificiality, airs, airs and graces, superciliousness, posing, posturing, showing off, boasting, boastfulness, hypocrisy, snobbery, show, flashiness, support, give one's support to, take the part of, take the side of, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, stick up for, be supportive of, encourage, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, take to one's heart, be loyal to, defend, come to the defence of, champion, ally with, ally oneself with, associate oneself with, sympathize with, favour, prefer, abet, aid and abet

Side as a Noun

Definitions of "Side" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “side” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
  • Either of a pair of things.
  • A particular aspect of a situation or a person's character.
  • The position, interests, or attitude of one person or group, especially when regarded as being in opposition to another or others.
  • A dish served as subsidiary to the main one.
  • An extended outer surface of an object.
  • A family line of descent.
  • The right or the left part of a person's or animal's body, especially of the human torso.
  • A television channel considered as one of two or more that are available.
  • A part or region near the edge and away from the middle of something.
  • A person or group opposing another or others in a dispute, contest, or debate.
  • A surface forming part of the outside of an object.
  • One of two or more contesting groups.
  • Either the left or right half of a body.
  • A place or position closely adjacent to someone.
  • A person's kinship or line of descent as traced through either their father or mother.
  • A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food.
  • Either of the lateral halves of the body of a butchered animal, or of an animal prepared for eating.
  • A position to the left or right of an object, place, or central point.
  • The part of the hull of a boat extending from stem to stern between the gunwale and the waterline.
  • Either of the two halves of an object, surface, or place regarded as divided by an imaginary central line.
  • Subsidiary to or less important than something.
  • Boastful or pretentious manner or attitude.
  • An elevated geological formation.
  • The amount of writing needed to fill one side of a sheet of paper.
  • The spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
  • Each of the flat surfaces of a solid object.
  • An aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect.
  • Either of the two surfaces of something flat and thin, such as paper.
  • Spin given to the cue ball in snooker and billiards by hitting it on one side.
  • A sports team.
  • A place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location.
  • Either of the two faces of a record or of the two separate tracks on a length of recording tape.
  • A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure.
  • Each of the lines forming the boundary of a plane rectilinear figure.
  • An upright or sloping surface of a structure or object that is not the top or bottom and generally not the front or back.
  • An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
  • Horizontal spinning motion given to a ball.

Synonyms of "Side" as a noun (99 Words)

affectationBehaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress.
The affectation of a man who measures every word for effect.
affectednessThe quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others.
Her lack of affectedness.
airsA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.
Don t put on airs with me.
airs and gracesA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.
ancillaryA person whose work provides necessary support to the primary activities of an organization, system, etc.
The system measures engine power at the flywheel with all ancillaries (fan, standard exhaust, etc.) connected.
angleAngle iron or a similar constructional material made of another metal.
He always had a fresh angle on life.
artificialityThe quality of being contrived or false.
Vigorous debates about the authenticity of the original and the artificiality of the copy.
aspectThe positioning of a building or other structure in a particular direction.
Personal effectiveness in all aspects of life.
attitudeThe arrangement of the body and its limbs.
He was questioned on his attitude to South Africa.
axisThe 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.
The Anglo American axis.
bankA building in which the business of banking transacted.
A bank shot.
beside the pointThe gun muzzle’s direction.
blocA group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
The Soviet bloc.
boastfulnessOutspoken conceit.
boastingExcessively proud and self-satisfied talk about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.
His online boasting led police straight to his doorstep.
borderA district near the border between two areas.
The unknown regions at the borders of physics and electronics.
borderlineA division between two distinct or opposite things.
The borderline between ritual and custom.
boundThe greatest possible degree of something.
I went up the steps in two effortless bounds.
boundaryA line determining the limits of an area.
A boundary wall.
boundsA light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
brimThe projecting edge at the bottom of a hat.
He filled her glass to the brim.
brinkA region marking a boundary.
On the brink of bankruptcy.
campA group of people living together in a camp.
The whole camp laughed at his mistake.
caucusA conference of members of a legislative body who belong to a particular party or faction.
Hawaii holds its nominating caucuses next Tuesday.
circumferenceThe boundary line encompassing an area or object.
A danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe.
clanA large family.
The clan Macleod.
cliqueAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.
His flat became a haven for a clique of young men of similar tastes.
crewThe sport of rowing.
A film crew.
edgeA slight competitive advantage.
The edge of the leaf is wavy.
englishAn Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries.
ententeAn informal alliance between countries.
The emperor hoped to bring about an entente with Russia.
extremityAn extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease.
The extremity of despair.
facadeA showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant.
The house has a half timbered facade.
faceA surface forming part of the outside of an object.
A series of loggias make up the face of the church.
facetOne side of something many-sided, especially of a cut gem.
A blue and green jewel that shines from a million facets.
factionA clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue.
A council increasingly split by faction.
flankA cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
They attacked the enemy s right flank.
flashinessTasteless showiness.
frame of referenceAn application that divides the user’s display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently.
fringeA social group holding marginal or extreme views.
Members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times.
fringesA border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead.
Members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times.
halfA half price fare or ticket especially for a child.
She holed from six feet for a half at the seventeenth.
hypocrisyInsincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have.
She was irritated to be accused of hypocrisy.
incidentalAn incidental expense event etc.
An allowance to cover meals taxis and other incidentals.
inclineAn inclined surface or plane a slope especially on a road or railway.
The road climbs a long incline through a forest.
inessentialA thing that is not absolutely necessary.
Few people had spare cash for inessentials.
limitFinal or latest limiting point.
There are limits on the amount you can bet.
limitsThe boundary of a specific area.
There are limits on the amount you can bet.
lipAn impudent or insolent rejoinder.
Don t give me any of your lip.
lowerThe lower of two berths.
marginA profit margin.
The notations in the margin.
marginalA plant that grows in water close to the edge of land.
She is defending a key marginal for the Tories.
mindThat which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason.
His mind wandered.
minorA minor key interval or scale.
A bid of two no trumps shows strength in the minors.
of little accountA small amount or duration.
opinionAn estimation of the quality or worth of someone or something.
My opinion differs from yours.
ostentationPretentious or showy or vulgar display.
The office was spacious but without any trace of ostentation.
ostentatiousnessLack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
outlookA view.
The pleasant outlook from the club window.
partThe melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music.
He played a key part in ending the revolt.
partyA social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment.
An engagement party.
perimeterThe boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.
He was very patient in working the ball around the perimeter.
peripheralA peripheral device.
Disk drives and printers are important peripherals.
peripheryThe outer limits or edge of an area or object.
New buildings on the periphery of the hospital site.
perspectiveA particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
The theory and practice of perspective.
planeA power tool for smoothing or shaping wood.
We will refer to the plane of the graph as the X Y plane.
point of viewA contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs.
posingA posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes.
positionAn opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
The position of the hands on the clock.
postureA particular approach or attitude.
I got out of the car in an alert posture.
posturingBehaviour that is intended to impress or mislead.
A masking of fear with macho posturing.
pretensionA claim or assertion of a claim to something.
The town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort.
pretentiousnessLack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
rimAn encircling stain or deposit.
The outer rim of the solar system.
ringA ring shaped or circular object.
The tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells.
secondaryA secondary coil or winding in an electrical transformer.
sectA group that has separated from an established Church; a nonconformist Church.
A sect of anarchists.
setA unit of play in tennis or squash.
The early sets ran on storage batteries.
showA play or other stage performance, especially a musical.
Drew made a show of looking around for firewood.
showing offThe display of a motion picture.
side of meatAn aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect.
slantDegree of deviation from a horizontal plane.
A new slant on science.
snobberyThe character or quality of being a snob.
The worst aspects of English class snobbery.
splinter groupA small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal.
squadA small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime.
The 39 year old actress and her squad snapped some pics together after the show.
stanceA site on a street for a market, street vendor’s stall, or taxi rank.
She altered her stance resting all her weight on one leg.
standThe place where someone typically stands or sits.
They shared a second wicket stand of 135.
standpointThe position from which someone is able to view a scene or an object.
She writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer.
subordinateA person under the authority or control of another within an organization.
He was mild mannered especially with his subordinates.
subsidiaryA company controlled by a holding company.
A subsidiary of Cable and Wireless.
superciliousnessThe trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior.
surfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
teamTwo or more draft animals that work together to pull something.
His team played well.
vergeAn edge or border.
The grass verge outside the church.
viewPurpose the phrase with a view to means with the intention of or for the purpose of.
A fine view of the castle.
viewpointA mental position from which things are viewed.
We should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians.
way of thinkingAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another.
wingThe wing of a bird as food.
A maternity wing.

Usage Examples of "Side" as a noun

  • The Confederate side was prepared to attack.
  • He turned the box over to examine the bottom side.
  • He gets his brains from his father's side.
  • The house was built on the side of a mountain.
  • A side entrance.
  • Rona tilted her head to one side.
  • Stream-side plants.
  • A side dish of fresh vegetables.
  • A side of beef.
  • There was a mixture of old and young players in their side.
  • He has been paralysed down his right side since birth.
  • He examined all sides of the crystal.
  • Her ability to put up with his disagreeable side.
  • He hefted the anchor over the side.
  • Do not write more than three sides.
  • He was on the heavy side.
  • The flysheet is silicone protected on both sides.
  • The farm buildings formed three sides of a square.
  • Richard was of French descent on his mother's side.
  • Comments should not exceed one side of A4 paper.
  • Put the tape on and listen to a whole side.
  • It brought out his better side.
  • I would have loved to have heard his side of the argument.
  • A pair of shoes, one side winged by a bullet.
  • He is on the purchasing side of the business.
  • Whose side are you on?
  • What's on the other side?
  • The left side of the brain.
  • There are two sides to every question.
  • The two sides agreed to resume border trade.
  • Mrs Burt hasn't kept her side of the bargain.
  • Cottages on the south side of the green.
  • The other side of the original 78 is free of any distortion.
  • They always sat on the right side of the church.
  • He had a pain in his side.
  • They painted all four sides of the house.
  • A minibus was parked at the side of the road.
  • Cubes with a different decoration on each of the six sides.
  • His wife stood at his side.
  • She lay on her side of the bed.
  • A town on the other side of the river.
  • A car crashed into the side of the house.
  • The hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side.
  • Line the sides of the cake tin.
  • Sides of German potato salad and red cabbage.
  • On either side of the entrance was a garden.
  • There was absolutely no side to him.
  • He never left my side.

Side as a Verb

Definitions of "Side" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “side” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Take sides for or againstm siding against the current candidate.
  • Support or oppose in a conflict, dispute, or debate.
  • Provide with a side or sides; form the side of.
  • Take sides for or against.

Synonyms of "Side" as a verb (27 Words)

abetAssist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing.
He was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others.
aid and abetGive help or assistance; be of service.
ally oneself withBecome an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage.
ally withBecome an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage.
associate oneself withKeep company with; hang out with.
backStrengthen by providing with a back or backing.
The car backed up and hit the tree.
back upStrengthen by providing with a back or backing.
be loyal toBe priced at.
be on the side ofBe identical or equivalent to.
be supportive ofRepresent, as of a character on stage.
championProtect or fight for as a champion.
He championed the rights of the working class and the poor.
come to the defence ofMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.
defendConduct the case for (the party being accused or sued) in a lawsuit.
They were forced to defend for long periods.
encourageInspire with confidence; give hope or courage to.
Pupils are encouraged to be creative.
favourResemble (a parent or other relative) in facial features.
Please favour me with an answer.
give one's backing toBe flexible under stress of physical force.
give one's support toContribute to some cause.
preferGive preference to one creditor over another.
I would prefer to discuss the matter in private.
stand byBe in effect; be or remain in force.
stand up forBe tall; have a height of; copula.
stick up forFasten into place by fixing an end or point into something.
supportSupport materially or financially.
She supported the motion to strike.
sympathize withShare the feelings of; understand the sentiments of.
take the part ofReceive or obtain regularly.
take the side ofReceive willingly something given or offered.
take to one's heartOccupy or take on.
upholdStand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals.
They uphold a tradition of not causing distress to living creatures.

Usage Examples of "Side" as a verb

  • The hills that side a long valley.
  • He felt that Max had betrayed him by siding with Beatrice.

Associations of "Side" (30 Words)

abut(of a building or an area of land) be next to or have a common boundary with.
Masonry may crumble where a roof abuts it.
adjoinAttach or add.
Canada adjoins the U S.
aideAn officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
A presidential aide.
asideA line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage.
The recipe book has little asides about the importance of home and family.
aspectOf a planet form an aspect with another celestial body.
A greenhouse with a southern aspect.
bevelCut a bevel on shape to a bevel.
Polish the face of the plate and bevel the edge.
bluntnessWithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point.
The bluntness of a Yorkshireman.
edgeStrike the ball with the edge of the bat strike a ball delivered by the bowler with the edge of the bat.
His voice had an edge to it.
exteriorThe outer structure of a building.
An ideal spot to film exteriors.
facadeA showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant.
Her flawless public facade masked private despair.
facetAny of the individual units (ommatidia) that make up the compound eye of an insect or crustacean.
He studied every facet of the question.
flankA cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
The northern flank of the Rockies.
inclineHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something be inclined.
Some people are very mathematically inclined.
lateralA lateral consonant.
He s very creative in a lateral way.
laterallyIn a lateral direction or location.
Use slide steps to move laterally.
leftIn soccer or a similar sport the left hand half of the field when facing the opponents goal.
Left periodicals such as Marxism Today.
longitudinal(of research or data) involving information about an individual or group gathered over a period of time.
A longitudinal study of ten patients.
marginA line ruled on paper to mark off a margin.
The eastern margin of the Indian Ocean.
marginalAt or constituting a border or edge.
The issue is to estimate the marginal benefit from the increased frequency of screening examinations against the marginal increased cost.
marginallyTo only a limited extent; slightly.
Inflation is predicted to drop marginally.
nearbyClose by.
His four sisters live nearby.
peripheralA peripheral device.
A peripheral interest.
perpendicularPerpendicular position or direction.
Houses seem to cling by blind faith to the perpendicular hillside.
polygonA closed plane figure bounded by straight sides.
purlieuA tract on the border of a forest, especially one earlier included in it and still partly subject to forest laws.
The photogenic purlieus of Cambridge.
quadrilateralA four-sided polygon.
rimRun around the rim of.
He looked over the rim of his glasses.
tendHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something be inclined.
Fire is hot and tends upwards.
vergeA grass border along a road.
The grass verge outside the church.

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