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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
side
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a back/front/side pocket
▪ He took a wad of money from his back pocket.
a side of an equation (=the letters and numbers on one side of an equals sign)
▪ Find the square root of both sides of the equation.
a side of an equation
▪ We need to discuss the financial side of the equation.
a side road/a back road (=a small road that is not used much)
▪ He drove into a quiet side road and stopped the car.
a side/back street (=a small quiet street near the main street)
▪ The restaurant is tucked away in a side street.
err on the side of caution
▪ It’s always best to err on the side of caution.
flip side
▪ The flip side of the treatment is that it can make patients feel very tired.
harmful/serious/adverse etc side effect
▪ a natural remedy with no harmful side effects
have...side effects
▪ These policy changes could have beneficial side effects for the whole economy.
leeward side
▪ We camped on the leeward side of the mountain.
left-hand side
▪ We live about halfway down the street on the left-hand side.
let the side downBritish English (= disappoint a group of people that you belong to)
not left...side (=has stayed near me)
▪ My youngest boy has not left my side since his daddy was killed.
On the minus side
On the minus side, there is no free back-up service if things go wrong.
On the negative side
On the negative side, it will cost a lot.
on the opposite side of
▪ The store was on the opposite side of the street.
on the plus side
▪ This is not an exciting car to drive, but on the plus side it is extremely reliable.
on the positive side (=used when saying what is good about something)
▪ On the positive side, the company’s financial condition remains strong.
right-hand side
▪ the right-hand side of the body
rocked...from side to side
▪ The waves rocked the boat from side to side.
rocked...from side to side
▪ The waves rocked the boat from side to side.
saw the funny side (=recognized that it was partly funny)
▪ Luckily, when I explained the situation, he saw the funny side.
sb’s side of the story (=someone’s account of what happened, which may be different from someone else’s)
▪ I would like to give my side of the story.
short back and sides
side benefit
▪ A side benefit to filming close-up shots is that your microphone will pick up clearer sound.
side dish
side effect
▪ a natural remedy with no harmful side effects
side issue
▪ The tax proposal is really a side issue with us.
side order
▪ a side order of onion rings
side road
side street
switch sides (=start supporting someone or something else)
▪ Three senators switched sides and voted for the ban.
swung...from side to side
▪ She swung her legs from side to side.
swung...from side to side
▪ She swung her legs from side to side.
the corner/side of your mouth
▪ A smile lifted the corners of her mouth.
the front/back/rear/side entrance
▪ There is a long drive with steps leading to the front entrance.
the front/back/side door (=of a house)
▪ I heard someone knocking at the front door.
▪ Use the back door if your boots are muddy.
the front/rear/side exit
▪ When the lights dimmed, she slipped out by the rear exit.
the left-hand/right-hand side of an equation
▪ Add up what you've got on the right-hand side of the equation.
the other side/end/direction etc
▪ You can park on the other side of the street.
▪ He lives at the other end of the road.
▪ She drove off in the other direction.
the seamy side of
the seamy side of the World Wide Web
the side of a mountain
▪ The path wound up the side of the mountain.
the side of a valley
▪ He looked across to the far side of the valley.
the side of the road
▪ We stopped and had something to eat by the side of the road.
▪ She was standing on the other side of the road talking to my mum.
the steep sides of sth
▪ The steep sides of the valley were clothed in dense green forest.
this/the other side of the border
▪ Her friend lives on the other side of the border.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
bright
▪ She would look on the bright side.
▪ Most emphatically, however, there was a brighter side.
▪ Experts believe it is all part of a wartime spirit of looking on the bright side.
▪ Two bright ducks floating side by side on a little stagnant pocket of water usually hidden from my view.
▪ On the bright side, conditions at Nagashima have improved.
▪ On the bright side, Smits scored 19 less points than he did the last time the teams played.
dark
▪ This was a night in their minds - a creature from the darker side of man's intellect.
▪ Underwire EconomiesThe dark side: the informal economy booms.
▪ The dark side gets plenty of air time as it is.
▪ The austere and dark side of the future lay in front of him.
▪ Clare McHugh has been seduced by the dark side.
▪ It does show the darker side of the band, I suppose.
▪ The singer, her darker side flaring up, demanded that Ruth give up her other clients and become her personal manager.
far
▪ If it's drifting on the far side it will be up to the roof.
▪ And flanking the tracks on the far side, a metropolis: Brunswick had electric light bulbs, telephones, radios.
▪ Mountains were visible in the distance both towards the sun and on the far side of the river.
▪ On the far side of it the foot trail rose very steeply into birches.
▪ A baboon shrieked on the far side of the pavilion.
▪ On the far side, by the window, there were plates stacked up in the sink.
▪ He caught a last glimpse of a grey Mercedes on the far side of the central barrier railings.
▪ Five pied wagtails landed silently on the white-hot sand on the far side of the square.
left
▪ Gently turn your partner's head to the right and repeat Steps 2 to 3 on the left side. 5.
▪ Injuries to the left side could force changes against the Saints.
▪ Details of decorative paintwork were visible on his left side although only the lower portion of the work could be seen clearly.
▪ It would really be newsworthy if I had seen the left side move while the left brain was being stimulated.
▪ It was dark by the time he had finished with the left side of the road.
▪ He selected an armchair to the left side of the desk.
▪ It was right through the window, the second pane up on the left hand side.
▪ If all this language is in the left side of the brain, what are corresponding areas of the right brain doing?
opposite
▪ They're from totally opposite sides of the tracks.
▪ McFarlane, who had no exact counterpart on the opposite side, stood with Nitze and Max Kampelman.
▪ The hatred of real science and the love of quasi-science are related phenomena; opposite sides of the same coin.
▪ Primo waves his hand at his own reflection and that of the empty seat on the opposite side of the aisle.
▪ It was parked beyond his flat on the opposite side of the road.
▪ Gorbachev and Reagan sat in the middle of the table on opposite sides, flanked by their aides.
▪ Then he began to move slowly and carefully past the table, on the opposite side to Moore.
▪ When Stafford saw Cantor move slowly toward the right, he descended on the opposite side.
other
▪ But then I noticed a group of children on the other side of the square, pointing and laughing.
▪ On the purchase, you then post your client's part to the other side.
▪ Each time pressing down very firmly on the backing sheet, hammer nails into the other two sides.
▪ From the summit the path then turns a little to the left to descend the other side of the hill towards Ryvoan bothy.
▪ After a long refit, the Soren Larsen has begun a voyage to the other side of the world.
▪ But why should the inevitable response to a problem in one country be permanent emigration to the other side of the world?
▪ Roll over and repeat both exercises on the other side: Hip and Thigh Extender x 15.
positive
▪ There is a positive and negative side to these terms.
▪ Your editor should remind you of the positive sides of your writing.
▪ Do you wonder I now see the positive side of the technological revolution?!
▪ On the positive side, sailing lets my husband and I air our creative differences out there with the gulls.
▪ Liking your negative qualities Learn to accept your positive and negative sides.
▪ On the positive side, this approach has helped farmers in some developing countries to obtain better prices for their products.
▪ When are we going to get an article on the positive side of skins?
right
▪ With right sides together and edges matching, pin and stitch the tie-back pieces together following the edge of interfacing.
▪ She wore her hair in three buns with a dramatically large and fragrant gardenia pinned on the right side.
▪ My father took one side, perhaps it was the right side and perhaps it was the wrong side.
▪ The guy on the right side lost the better part of his face and was all messed up.
▪ Going through a right you're using your right side to feel the traction and your left to give you traction.
▪ My right side was paralyzed, so I learned to use my left side instead.
▪ She went to hospital where she complained of pain in her right shoulder and in the right side of her chest.
▪ Each pilot had a separate door on the right hand side, off a wing walk.
safe
▪ She must fetch her raincoat, just to be on the safe side.
▪ So this year, to be on the safe side, she had ordered a roll of chicken wire and metal stakes.
▪ So they dropped a dime in order to err on the safe side.
▪ Just to be on the safe side, he may also have invoked topographical features behind which the sun disappears.
▪ Most employers, to be on the safe side, would have fired a lot more workers.
▪ Dougal had arranged to hire it for the Sunday and the Monday, just to be on the safe side.
▪ To be on the safe side use a Zener of higher power than is needed.
wrong
▪ He seemed to know about it, at least, the wrong side of it.
▪ For Dexter it was college degrees, limited vocabulary, and growing up on the wrong side of the street.
▪ Like Dora Chance in Wise Children, she enjoyed the view from the wrong side of the tracks.
▪ She was run over by a car travelling at excessive speed and overtaking on the wrong side.
▪ Sewing Tack wadding to wrong side of fabric pieces.
▪ This error is like climbing below a col, and coming up on the wrong side of it.
▪ He said I mustn't spoil him and that he was quite used to driving on the wrong side of the road.
▪ Pick up one edge of band with wrong side facing you.
■ NOUN
door
▪ A side door led straight into a street.
▪ The right side doors and roof were crumpled.
▪ I do know that Tommy and I managed to enter by a side door.
▪ A side door to the boathouse stood Open.
▪ He eased himself in through the side door.
▪ In the fall, somebody had emptied the ashes out the side door.
▪ A series of vans had rolled up at night outside the side door.
▪ I could see figures moving in the kitchen and I knocked at the side door.
east
▪ And there are neighbouring glens on the east side of the watershed, also lovely and deserving of special mention.
▪ Cranes are erecting high-rises on the east side, on the west side, all around the town.
▪ Champney Road was on the east side of Plumford.
▪ Without stopping to get his bearings, he began walking up Broadway along the east side of the street.
▪ Explosions and gunfire from the east side of the city suggested an attempt to retake the civilian centres was under way.
▪ On the east side of the Avenue was the large Pyramid of the Sun.
▪ If you're backpacking there are many campsites to choose from, especially on the more popular east side of the island.
effect
▪ There are possible side effects such as nausea and headaches for a few days and extremely rarely there are other serious complications.
▪ Fatigue, depression, or confusion are sometimes side effects and must be managed with careful dosage adjustment.
▪ Glucagon has few side effects, with headache and gastrointestinal upset being occasionally reported.
▪ Sometimes side effects go away after the body adjusts to the new medication.
▪ This also made it easier to note any harmful side effects of medication and ensure compliance with treatment.
▪ Marijuana is said to relieve some of the adverse side effects of those diseases.
▪ The side effects were, however, mild and did not lead to withdrawal from the study.
▪ But like the drugs that made it possible, the plan had serious side effects.
hand
▪ Left or right hand side zip available.
▪ It was right through the window, the second pane up on the left hand side.
▪ Each pilot had a separate door on the right hand side, off a wing walk.
▪ It shows the length of the factory with the Design Studio on the right hand side.
▪ Sidebar a vertical bar positioned usually on the right hand side of the screen.
▪ Take the third turning on the right into Dene Road where number 86 can be found on the left hand side.
▪ Right hand side still too empty, he wrote.
home
▪ Having dominated the opening 10 minutes, the home side gave up.
▪ The home side gradually began to look interested, with the pace of Paul Bennett playing a vital part on the flank.
▪ Facing 211 for seven the home side managed a modest 109 for four.
▪ West Indies made 199 all out and the home side 171 all out.
▪ But the home side refused to lie down and Agathe had to head clear after Jason Dair had crossed to Ferguson.
north
▪ She lived with the child and her father stayed with them from time to time in the flat on the north side of Glasgow.
▪ He describes himself as a white upper-middle-class guy from the north side.
▪ A maid's room on the upper mezzanine floor north side.
▪ His advisor, Paul Krausman, took him to the foothills on the north side of Pusch Ridge.
▪ It was in here, on the north side of the Kremlin, that Myeloski had been given an office.
▪ A year ago there were eight businesses in the two blocks on the north side of Sixth Street.
▪ At the end, to the north side, the policeman led Duncan into a small suite of offices.
▪ Crandall said it's possible the lodge could be saved, particularly the north side, which remained relatively level.
south
▪ Together with the University Library, they occupy the east and south sides.
▪ Hicks went to the south side of the tower and searched out the opposite hill.
▪ He's opening a co-op market in the south side.
▪ He had bought a number of blocks on the south side of Broadway and proceeded to develop them beginning in 1910.
▪ On the south side of the structure the concrete was cleaner than to the north, where it was discoloured with moss.
▪ This point along the south side of the Chickahominy had been serving as a Union depot.
▪ Wexford stood on the south side of the bridge and listened to the river chuckling.
▪ And all the while, on the south side of the pond, Blue Fish had been waiting.
street
▪ Brownlow went down in the lift, found his car in the side street and got in.
▪ I was reminded of the quiet, old houses along the side streets of South Vermont.
▪ The excitement died away and the crowd began to drift off down the side streets.
▪ On the side streets were taverns and little grocery stores.
▪ From a side street, police in full riot-proof regalia emerged to split the crowd in two.
▪ Couples were drifting down the side streets and back on to the main street toward the cars.
▪ It was in a narrow side street and there were only a few people watching.
▪ A side street, perhaps, but not the main street of the capital.
supply
▪ The measures, designed to boost the supply side of the economy, were announced in this year's Budget.
▪ We have to change both the demand side and the supply side of the equation.
▪ This is an indication that analysis is demand-side analysis; but what of the supply side?
▪ The other side of the poverty story is the supply side of the labor market, which is the focus here.
▪ On the supply side, funds are deposited in the market by governments, central banks and international banks.
▪ Simply put, the supply side of our economic security also requires a labor force.
▪ The supply side was elevated in contrast to, Keynesian demand management.
▪ The supply side of the labor market is primarily the family.
■ VERB
lie
▪ Hugh's cares and her cares lay side by side at the foundations of their marriage.
▪ An old woman who was lying on her side mistook me for a doctor, and called me to sit by her.
▪ She was lying on her side and Hugh was on his side also, clinging to her back, as though for protection.
▪ She was lying on her right side, her hands crossed in prayer before her.
▪ Jan and Tim were lying on their sides facing each other on adjoining sunbeds.
▪ We set him on the coat, lay down on either side and sobbed along with him.
▪ The remainder seem able to lie on one side or the other.
▪ Deserts lay on three sides of the basin, an ocean on the fourth.
sit
▪ Personal Bankers sit on your side of the counter so they are easy to talk to.
▪ He sat up on the side of the bed.
▪ They sat side by side in the double passenger seat, watching me as I approached.
▪ Acutes: sit on your side of the day room and wait for cards and Monopoly games to be brought out.
▪ They sat side by side in silence.
▪ Up to three people sit side by side at a computer.
▪ The person who sat at the side of the Secretary of State was the regional officer from Leeds.
▪ Chromes: sit on your side and puzzles from the Red Cross box.
stand
▪ He stood by Burun's side, knelt and bowed, then prostrated himself.
▪ Simon stood to the side, hand still on the water fountain, watching Harriet and Tony Angotti.
▪ We wound up standing at the side of the lake at Worcester College.
▪ For a while we stand to one side, then sit down in the second row of benches.
▪ Today tradition stands side by side with modern facilities.
▪ An elderly colonel with a steel gray crew cut stood to one side, ready to intervene if the questioning got difficult.
▪ I was standing on the side of the stage watching him.
▪ And next to the dresser was a mattress standing on its side, stained with secretions.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a thorn in sb's side
▪ Gino was a thorn in their side.
▪ The man has been a thorn in our side since the day he arrived three weeks ago.
be from the wrong side of the tracks
be the wrong side of thirty/forty etc
bit on the side
▪ Her husband's reaction to Lowell's bit on the side had been subdued.
change sides
▪ And he is one of the few who have never changed sides.
▪ Angelina wondered whether she would change sides, just to show this pompous young man what she thought of him.
▪ Complete the set on one arm and then change sides.
▪ Of course that didn't alter the fact that de Tracy had changed sides.
▪ Only a minority of the electorate changes sides between elections.
▪ Release, then change sides to repeat with the other arm and leg.
▪ So many families had changed sides, and she was not imprisoned, nor even a slave.
come down on the side of sb/sth
▪ I came down on the side of tax reform.
▪ I have been criticised for coming down on the side of the second alternative.
▪ Sheer orders of magnitude matter, and the orders of magnitude do not come down on the side of the real-balance effect.
▪ We have to come down on the side of the snowy plover.
either side/end/hand etc
▪ A pipe-freezing kit makes two plugs of ice either side of the joint so that you can cut through the pipes.
▪ A trained work elephant then moved up on either side, rather like tugs docking a ship.
▪ Fry bacon, turning until brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes either side.
▪ On either side of each barrier it leaves similar pockets of high and low cloud cover, of arid and lush terrain.
▪ On either side of the road are groves of guava trees.
▪ The guns chattered out either side of our Huey.
▪ The hall takes up the central bay through the two storeys; the dining- and drawing-rooms are on either side.
▪ White dunes made walls on either side of them.
err on the side of sth
▪ And so he negotiated with himself, and sometimes tortured himself, and he erred on the side of generosity.
▪ But travel agents are urging their clients to err on the side of caution.
▪ It is understandable for health authorities to err on the side of caution, as these guidelines will not apply to everyone.
▪ The therapist should always err on the side of caution; the hypotheses set up are merely shrewd guesses.
▪ Therefore, if the first two arguments were correct, it would be better to err on the side of generosity.
▪ Typically, Burgess says, forecasters err on the side of caution by issuing a severe storm warning.
▪ Voltaire's work is, arguably, offensive but one should err on the side of allowing it to be available.
▪ We should err on the side of restraint, rather than of excess.
get on the wrong side of sb
▪ If you get on the wrong side of Miss Trunchbull she can liquidise you like a carrot in a kitchen blender.
▪ Linda Smith got on the wrong side of the National Rifle Association recently.
▪ She was going to find out shortly that she couldn't get on the wrong side of Harry without paying for it.
▪ Travis, remind me not to get on the wrong side of you again.
get on the wrong side of the law
get out of bed on the wrong side
know which side your bread is buttered on
leave sth aside/to one side
look on the bright side
▪ Always look on the bright side of life.
▪ Another is that they have an in-built bias towards optimism, always looking on the bright side of life.
▪ But look on the bright side: we've finally found a way of getting rid of Liverpool, too.
▪ By the time supper rolls around, he has even begun to look on the bright side.
▪ Experts believe it is all part of a wartime spirit of looking on the bright side.
▪ She would look on the bright side.
▪ Still; look on the bright side: they'd have to order another one.
luck is on sb's side
▪ With two kids and a beautiful wife, luck was on his side.
on the credit side
▪ The telltale entry was the lone item on the credit side: £2,000, from deposit account.
on the debit side
sb will be laughing on the other side of their face
split your sides
▪ A tall barrel had split its sides, gaped.
▪ It was at this point that I left to seek medical help for fear I would split my sides.
the far side/end/corner etc
▪ At the far end of the house, where her voice had faded, he heard a faucet going on.
▪ Getting into the precarious cable car, the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.
▪ He caught a last glimpse of a grey Mercedes on the far side of the central barrier railings.
▪ Just then, he saw some one walk out of the trees which bordered the far side of the pasture.
▪ The Ocean-Warming Piglet Long ago, on the far side of our planet, there lived a farmer named Li-pin.
▪ The one bed that was occupied was at the far end of the ward.
▪ The young man at the far end of the loom glanced at Maggie, and for an instant their eyes locked.
▪ There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.
the grass is greener (on the other side)
the other/opposite side of the coin
the reverse side
▪ Please fill in the information requested on the reverse side of the form.
▪ Sign the check on the reverse side.
▪ The reverse side of the coin has the president's head on it.
▪ And in the reverse side of the Moon?
▪ But the reverse side has a reverse side, too.
▪ Fig. 5 shows the reverse side of this fabric, to illustrate the problems of this type of fabric.
▪ If Photoflo creeps on to the reverse side of the grid, it may leave drying artefacts.
▪ It was on the reverse side of a police interview with Reza Eslaminia.
▪ On the reverse sides of the sheets Dante s text strikes through.
▪ This certificate normally carries on the reverse side a form of renunciation.
▪ White spots on the reverse side of a tiger's ears.
time is on your side
▪ But time is on your side if you can be gentle and good-naturedly persistent.
▪ For that matter, so could Rob, but then again, time is on his side.
▪ On the other hand, both Fujimori and Cerpa seem intent on showing that time is on their side.
▪ On this occasion, they also appear confident that time is on their side.
▪ When you begin identifying challenges at a relatively early age, time is on your side.
to be on the safe side
▪ Dougal had arranged to hire it for the Sunday and the Monday, just to be on the safe side.
▪ He cut a lot to be on the safe side.
▪ I've had a few copies made to be on the safe side: solicitors, banks ... you know.
▪ Just to be on the safe side, he may also have invoked topographical features behind which the sun disappears.
▪ Most employers, to be on the safe side, would have fired a lot more workers.
▪ She must fetch her raincoat, just to be on the safe side.
▪ She says do not worry, but it's wiser to be on the safe side.
▪ So this year, to be on the safe side, she had ordered a roll of chicken wire and metal stakes.
two sides of the same coin
▪ Kohl later said that German unity and European integration were "two sides of the same coin."
two sides of the same coin
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A small river cuts through the property with the house on one side and the gardens on the other.
▪ A truck ran into the side of the car, killing the driver and two passengers.
▪ After a while, she grew tired and sat down by the side of the road.
▪ After his arrest people realized that there had always been a darker side to his nature.
▪ Canning was a very traditional Englishman but he had a surprisingly romantic side to him as well.
▪ Dancers came on from both sides of the stage.
▪ Dick selected an armchair to the left side of the desk.
▪ From the other side of the wall came the sounds of children playing.
▪ I'd like to move away from the theory now, to concentrate on the practical side of engineering.
▪ I'll paint the other side of the fence after lunch.
▪ I don't know which side I want to win.
▪ In Japan they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
▪ Instructions on how to get there are on the other side.
▪ It was a side of Shari I hadn't seen before.
▪ Just put your things over there on the side.
▪ Look at the beautiful decorations on this side of the coin.
▪ Mike always puts his feet on my side of the bed.
▪ OK, let's have all the girls on this side and all the boys on that side.
▪ One of its sides was covered with intricate patterns.
▪ Our side only needed one more goal to win.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But behind this tough exterior lies a side of Marley that's rarely seen.
▪ Dawn revealed that the rough seas had once again snapped the hogging trusses which sagged pitifully on each side of the raft.
▪ He thought the name singularly inappropriate: either side was lined with a wall of Victorian terrace villas.
▪ She was an actress, and her husband was going to college-on the side.
▪ The left side of his heart had not grown properly in the womb.
▪ The pressures on him, from all sides, were as tremendous as the stakes.
▪ Watch for steep drop-offs on the south side of the road; erosion has taken its toll.
II.adjective
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a thorn in sb's side
▪ Gino was a thorn in their side.
▪ The man has been a thorn in our side since the day he arrived three weeks ago.
bit on the side
▪ Her husband's reaction to Lowell's bit on the side had been subdued.
change sides
▪ And he is one of the few who have never changed sides.
▪ Angelina wondered whether she would change sides, just to show this pompous young man what she thought of him.
▪ Complete the set on one arm and then change sides.
▪ Of course that didn't alter the fact that de Tracy had changed sides.
▪ Only a minority of the electorate changes sides between elections.
▪ Release, then change sides to repeat with the other arm and leg.
▪ So many families had changed sides, and she was not imprisoned, nor even a slave.
come down on the side of sb/sth
▪ I came down on the side of tax reform.
▪ I have been criticised for coming down on the side of the second alternative.
▪ Sheer orders of magnitude matter, and the orders of magnitude do not come down on the side of the real-balance effect.
▪ We have to come down on the side of the snowy plover.
either side/end/hand etc
▪ A pipe-freezing kit makes two plugs of ice either side of the joint so that you can cut through the pipes.
▪ A trained work elephant then moved up on either side, rather like tugs docking a ship.
▪ Fry bacon, turning until brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes either side.
▪ On either side of each barrier it leaves similar pockets of high and low cloud cover, of arid and lush terrain.
▪ On either side of the road are groves of guava trees.
▪ The guns chattered out either side of our Huey.
▪ The hall takes up the central bay through the two storeys; the dining- and drawing-rooms are on either side.
▪ White dunes made walls on either side of them.
err on the side of sth
▪ And so he negotiated with himself, and sometimes tortured himself, and he erred on the side of generosity.
▪ But travel agents are urging their clients to err on the side of caution.
▪ It is understandable for health authorities to err on the side of caution, as these guidelines will not apply to everyone.
▪ The therapist should always err on the side of caution; the hypotheses set up are merely shrewd guesses.
▪ Therefore, if the first two arguments were correct, it would be better to err on the side of generosity.
▪ Typically, Burgess says, forecasters err on the side of caution by issuing a severe storm warning.
▪ Voltaire's work is, arguably, offensive but one should err on the side of allowing it to be available.
▪ We should err on the side of restraint, rather than of excess.
get out of bed on the wrong side
know which side your bread is buttered on
leave sth aside/to one side
luck is on sb's side
▪ With two kids and a beautiful wife, luck was on his side.
on the credit side
▪ The telltale entry was the lone item on the credit side: £2,000, from deposit account.
on the debit side
sb will be laughing on the other side of their face
split your sides
▪ A tall barrel had split its sides, gaped.
▪ It was at this point that I left to seek medical help for fear I would split my sides.
the grass is greener (on the other side)
the other/opposite side of the coin
time is on your side
▪ But time is on your side if you can be gentle and good-naturedly persistent.
▪ For that matter, so could Rob, but then again, time is on his side.
▪ On the other hand, both Fujimori and Cerpa seem intent on showing that time is on their side.
▪ On this occasion, they also appear confident that time is on their side.
▪ When you begin identifying challenges at a relatively early age, time is on your side.
two sides of the same coin
▪ Kohl later said that German unity and European integration were "two sides of the same coin."
two sides of the same coin
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Both side walls are covered with drawings-pencil, crayon, charcoal, child and adult.
▪ Browning said he had few side effects during the treatment and began eating steaks after the second week of chemotherapy.
▪ It appeared to work, and patients reported fewer side effects than with competing drugs.
▪ Metaphors have side effects, although sometimes it is difficult to detect them until they have had a considerable influence upon us.
▪ Since calcium carbamide does not inhibit these enzyme systems, it has fewer side effects and fewer drug interactions than disulfiram.
▪ These side effects have forced researchers to seek alternative medications to supplant, augment or delay traditional therapy.
▪ When you take prescription or over-the-counter medication, you should educate yourself on the possible side effects.
III.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a thorn in sb's side
▪ Gino was a thorn in their side.
▪ The man has been a thorn in our side since the day he arrived three weeks ago.
be from the wrong side of the tracks
be the wrong side of thirty/forty etc
bit on the side
▪ Her husband's reaction to Lowell's bit on the side had been subdued.
either side/end/hand etc
▪ A pipe-freezing kit makes two plugs of ice either side of the joint so that you can cut through the pipes.
▪ A trained work elephant then moved up on either side, rather like tugs docking a ship.
▪ Fry bacon, turning until brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes either side.
▪ On either side of each barrier it leaves similar pockets of high and low cloud cover, of arid and lush terrain.
▪ On either side of the road are groves of guava trees.
▪ The guns chattered out either side of our Huey.
▪ The hall takes up the central bay through the two storeys; the dining- and drawing-rooms are on either side.
▪ White dunes made walls on either side of them.
get on the wrong side of sb
▪ If you get on the wrong side of Miss Trunchbull she can liquidise you like a carrot in a kitchen blender.
▪ Linda Smith got on the wrong side of the National Rifle Association recently.
▪ She was going to find out shortly that she couldn't get on the wrong side of Harry without paying for it.
▪ Travis, remind me not to get on the wrong side of you again.
get on the wrong side of the law
get out of bed on the wrong side
know which side your bread is buttered on
look on the bright side
▪ Always look on the bright side of life.
▪ Another is that they have an in-built bias towards optimism, always looking on the bright side of life.
▪ But look on the bright side: we've finally found a way of getting rid of Liverpool, too.
▪ By the time supper rolls around, he has even begun to look on the bright side.
▪ Experts believe it is all part of a wartime spirit of looking on the bright side.
▪ She would look on the bright side.
▪ Still; look on the bright side: they'd have to order another one.
luck is on sb's side
▪ With two kids and a beautiful wife, luck was on his side.
on the credit side
▪ The telltale entry was the lone item on the credit side: £2,000, from deposit account.
on the debit side
the far side/end/corner etc
▪ At the far end of the house, where her voice had faded, he heard a faucet going on.
▪ Getting into the precarious cable car, the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.
▪ He caught a last glimpse of a grey Mercedes on the far side of the central barrier railings.
▪ Just then, he saw some one walk out of the trees which bordered the far side of the pasture.
▪ The Ocean-Warming Piglet Long ago, on the far side of our planet, there lived a farmer named Li-pin.
▪ The one bed that was occupied was at the far end of the ward.
▪ The young man at the far end of the loom glanced at Maggie, and for an instant their eyes locked.
▪ There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.
the grass is greener (on the other side)
the other/opposite side of the coin
the reverse side
▪ Please fill in the information requested on the reverse side of the form.
▪ Sign the check on the reverse side.
▪ The reverse side of the coin has the president's head on it.
▪ And in the reverse side of the Moon?
▪ But the reverse side has a reverse side, too.
▪ Fig. 5 shows the reverse side of this fabric, to illustrate the problems of this type of fabric.
▪ If Photoflo creeps on to the reverse side of the grid, it may leave drying artefacts.
▪ It was on the reverse side of a police interview with Reza Eslaminia.
▪ On the reverse sides of the sheets Dante s text strikes through.
▪ This certificate normally carries on the reverse side a form of renunciation.
▪ White spots on the reverse side of a tiger's ears.
time is on your side
▪ But time is on your side if you can be gentle and good-naturedly persistent.
▪ For that matter, so could Rob, but then again, time is on his side.
▪ On the other hand, both Fujimori and Cerpa seem intent on showing that time is on their side.
▪ On this occasion, they also appear confident that time is on their side.
▪ When you begin identifying challenges at a relatively early age, time is on your side.
to be on the safe side
▪ Dougal had arranged to hire it for the Sunday and the Monday, just to be on the safe side.
▪ He cut a lot to be on the safe side.
▪ I've had a few copies made to be on the safe side: solicitors, banks ... you know.
▪ Just to be on the safe side, he may also have invoked topographical features behind which the sun disappears.
▪ Most employers, to be on the safe side, would have fired a lot more workers.
▪ She must fetch her raincoat, just to be on the safe side.
▪ She says do not worry, but it's wiser to be on the safe side.
▪ So this year, to be on the safe side, she had ordered a roll of chicken wire and metal stakes.
two sides of the same coin
▪ Kohl later said that German unity and European integration were "two sides of the same coin."
two sides of the same coin
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But Fujisaki sided with the defense and bumped her.
▪ The Port Commission sided with the tenants in 1989.
▪ The religious right can not side wholeheartedly with Dole now.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Side

Side \Side\ (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. 4.

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 34.

    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 politics.
    --Landor.

    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.

    Exterior side. (Fort.) See Exterior, and Illust. of Ravelin.

    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.

Side

Side \Side\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sided; p. pr. & vb. n. Siding.]

  1. To lean on one side. [Obs.]
    --Bacon.

  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.

    All side in parties, and begin the attack.
    --Pope.

Side

Side \Side\, v. t.

  1. To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

    His blind eye that sided Paridell.
    --Spenser.

  2. To suit; to pair; to match. [Obs.]
    --Clarendon.

  3. (Shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

  4. To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

Side

Side \Side\, a.

  1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

    One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.
    --Dryden.

  2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

    The law hath no side respect to their persons.
    --Hooker.

  3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak. His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg. --Laneham. 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. To insure a side-box station at half price. --Cowper. Side chain,

    1. one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides.

    2. (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main structure of a large molecule, especially of a polymer. Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one. Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main course. 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 them. 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.

      1. One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers, in a side-lever engine.

      2. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
side

late 15c., "to cut into sides" (of meat), from side (n.). Meaning "to support one of the parties in a discussion, dispute, etc.," is first attested 1590s, from side (n.) in the figurative sense; earlier to hold sides (late 15c.). Related: Sided; siding.

side

late 14c., from side (n.).

side

Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cognates: Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (source of Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).\n

\nOriginal sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (as in choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.

Wiktionary
side

Etymology 1 n. 1 A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape. 2 A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face. 3 One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with" 2 To lean on one side. 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To suit; to pair; to match. 5 (context transitive shipbuilding English) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides. 6 (context transitive English) To furnish with a siding. Etymology 2

  1. 1 Being on the left or right, or toward the left or right; lateral. 2 Indirect; oblique; incidental. 3 (context UK dialectal Northern England Scotland English) wide; large; long, pendulous, hanging low, trailing; far-reaching. 4 (context Scotland English) far; distant. Etymology 3

    adv. (context UK dialectal English) widely; wide; far.

WordNet
side
  1. adj. located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch" [syn: side(a)] [ant: top(a), bottom(a)]

  2. added as a consequence or supplement; "a side benefit" [syn: side(a)]

side
  1. v. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?" [syn: pull, root]

  2. take the side of; be on the side of; "Whose side are you on?"; "Why are you taking sides with the accused?" [syn: go with] [ant: straddle]

side
  1. n. a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location; "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side"

  2. one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

  3. either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"

  4. an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"

  5. a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf" [syn: face]

  6. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"

  7. an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side"

  8. a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"

  9. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food [syn: side of meat]

  10. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" [syn: position]

  11. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain" [syn: slope, incline]

  12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: English]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Side

Side is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. It lies near Manavgat and the village of Selimiye, 78 km from Antalya in the province of Antalya.

It is located on the eastern part of the Pamphylian coast, which lies about 20 km east of the mouth of the Eurymedon River. Today, as in antiquity, the ancient city is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m across.

Side (song)

"Side" is the second single taken from Scottish indie rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band. The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Side (disambiguation)

Side is a town in the Antalya province of Turkey.

Side or Sides may also refer to:

  • Side (cue sports technique)
  • Side (geometry)
    • an edge of a polygon
    • a face of a polyhedron
  • Side (recording), the A-side or B-side of a record
  • "Side" (song), by Travis
  • Hampton Sides, American author and journalist
  • Morris dance team
  • Sides (album), by Anthony Phillips
  • Side dish, a food item accompanying a main course
  • Secretaría de Inteligencia, the premier intelligence agency of the Argentine Republic
  • Fatsa, Ordu Province, Turkey, called Side by the Greeks
  • Side, Iran, in Gilan Province, Iran
  • Side (Σίδη) in Greek mythology:
    • Side, the first wife of Orion
    • Side, one of the Danaids
  • Sideboard (cards), known as a "side" in some collectible card games
  • Social identity model of deindividuation effects
  • Schools of Isolated and Distance Education, a public school in Perth, Western Australia

Usage examples of "side".

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

Gritting her teeth against the pain, Abigail rolled to the side that Jane was directing her.

She whirled, her right hand raised, but before she could use the controlling ring she lay sprawled on the floor, one side of her face ablaze from the blow of a phantom hand.

The terrace next to the side porch was already abloom with freshly planted flowers.

The beautifully rolled lawns and freshly painted club stand were sprinkled with spring dresses and abloom with sunshades, and coaches and other vehicles without number enclosed the farther side of the field.

He followed immediately after, covering her with his naked body, then immediately adjusted himself, side to side and up and down so that his chest hairs abraded her nipples and his erection rested between her legs.

A large eel suddenly broke the surface tearing at the side of my abraided leg.

A small area of abrasion or contusion was on the cheek near the right ear, and a prominent dried abrasion was on the lower left side of the neck.

Except for the annoyance of the bombs, the gunners of the forts had it much their own way until the broadsides of the Pensacola, which showed eleven heavy guns on either side, drew up abreast of them.

Memphis from New Orleans, even the narrow strip on either side swept by their cannon was safe at any point only while they were abreast it.

The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.

Five minutes later the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, going at full speed, delivered her blow also at right angles on the port side, abreast the after end of the armored superstructure.

On the twenty-sixth day an abscess formed on the left side below the nipple, and from it was discharged a large quantity of pus and blood.

Dottie stood up from her hiding place behind an overturned sofa across the room, and made her way across the smashed lights and broken video equipment to his side, absently reloading from her bandoleer.

At the north side, abutting from the ridge, the Crocodile reared its ungainly shape like some petrified antediluvian monster appointed to guard the valley.