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 for Side
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Side \Side\ (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[imac]de; akin to D. zijde, G.
     seite, OHG. s[imac]ta, Icel. s[imac]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida;
     cf. AS. s[imac]d large, spacious, Icel. s[imac]?r long,
     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.
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     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.
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              Looking round on every side beheld
              A pathless desert.                    --Milton.
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        (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
            sole leather.
        (b) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the
            body; as, a pain in the side.
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                  One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his
                  side.                             --John xix.
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     5. A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed
        to another slope over the ridge.
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              Along the side of yon small hill.     --Milton.
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     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.
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              God on our side, doubt not of victory. --Shak.
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              We have not always been of the . . . same side in
              politics.                             --Landor.
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              Sets the passions on the side of truth. --Pope.
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     7. A line of descent traced through one parent as
        distinguished from that traced through another.
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              To sit upon thy father David's throne,
              By mother's side thy father.          --Milton.
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     8. Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some
        other; as, the bright side of poverty.
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     By the side of, close at hand; near to.
     Exterior side. (Fort.) See Exterior, and Illust. of
     Interior side (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
        along with.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Side \Side\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sided; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To lean on one side. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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     2. To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its
        interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides;
        as, to side with the ministerial party.
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              All side in parties, and begin the attack. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Side \Side\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the
        side, or toward the side; lateral.
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              One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden.
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     2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a
        side issue; a side view or remark.
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              The law hath no side respect to their persons.
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     3. [AS. s[imac]d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive.
        [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak.
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              His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
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     Side action, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for
        operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that
        turns sidewise.
     Side arms, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet,
        pistols, etc.
     Side ax, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side.
     Side-bar rule (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts
        to be granted by their officers as a matter of course,
        without formal application being made to them in open
        court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the
        attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril.
     Side box, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater.
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              To insure a side-box station at half price.
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     Side chain,
        (a) one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a
            locomotive, at the sides.
        (b) (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main
            structure of a large molecule, especially of a
     Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one.
     Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main
     Side glance, a glance or brief look to one side.
     Side hook (Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a
        board to something, as a bench.
     Side lever, a working beam of a side-lever engine.
     Side-lever engine, a marine steam engine having a working
        beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the
        engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above
     Side pipe (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe
        connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the
        cylinder of a beam engine.
     Side plane, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron
        is at the side of the stock.
     Side posts (Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in
        pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle
        of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters,
        hanging the tiebeam, etc.
     Side rod.
        (a) One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead
            with the side levers, in a side-lever engine.
        (b) See Parallel rod, under Parallel.
     Side screw (Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock
        is secured to the side of a firearm stock.
     Side table, a table placed either against the wall or aside
        from the principal table.
     Side tool (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or
        planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at
        the point.
     Side wind, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack,
        or indirect means. --Wright.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Side \Side\, v. t.
     1. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
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              His blind eye that sided Paridell.    --Spenser.
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     2. To suit; to pair; to match. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
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     3. (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain
        thickness by trimming the sides.
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     4. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
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