1 flat surface of sth thin
flip, reverse

The reverse side of the coin has a picture of a flower.

2 either of the two parts of a place/object
far, opposite, other

At the other side of the room, a group of people were clustered around the fire.

right, wrong

A car was coming in their direction on the wrong side of the road.

left-hand, right-hand

the left-hand side of the page

east, west, etc.
leeward, seaward, windward

the sunny, leeward side of the island

port (= left side of a boat), starboard

The ship was damaged on her starboard side.

driver's, passenger

She got in the passenger side of the car.

side of

the side of the road

at one side, at the side

Some people were standing at one side of the room.

down one side, down the side

A long bench runs down one side of the room.

from side to side

She shook her head from side to side.

The cat sat with its tail twitching from side to side.

on the side

a factory on the west side of town

on one side, to one side (= not in the middle)

He stood with his head cocked to one side.

She put her head to one side as she talked.

sunny side up (AmE)

I'd like my eggs sunny side up.

3 right/left part of your body
left, left-hand, right, right-hand

the right-hand side of the brain

ache (often figurative), hurt

I laughed until my sides ached.

down your side

He felt a pain down his left side.

in the/your side

I've a pain in my side.

on your side

I always sleep on my side because I'm not comfortable on my back.

Helen lay on her side in the bed, her face to the wall.

onto your side

Emily turned onto her side and yawned.

at sb's side

He rushed to be at her side.

side by side

The two sat side by side on the bench.

a pain in your side

I felt a sharp pain in my side.

a thorn in the side (figurative)

The trade deficit is a thorn in the side of the US economy.

4 aspect/quality of sb/sth
bright, plus, positive, sunny (esp. AmE)

When things go badly, try to look on the bright side. (BrE)

Look at the bright side—you can spend more time at home. (AmE)

dark, negative, seamy, seedy, ugly

This murder highlights the seamy side of Hollywood.

The scandal has shown us the ugly side of politics.

flip (esp. AmE)

The flip side of nationalism is racism.

caring, creative, feminine

She likes men who do not hide their feminine side.


Bob is hoping to show off his lighter side.

business, commercial, financial, management, marketing

I had nothing to do with the financial side of the company.

demand, supply (both business)

What can we do on the supply side to make this market more competitive?


He's usually very kind, but he has his less positive side too.


He had never seen this side of her before.

side to

There are two sides to every story.

There are several sides to most problems

sb's side of the story

The book gave him the opportunity to give his side of the story.

The book gave him the opportunity to put his side of the story. (BrE)

see the funny side (of sth) (esp. BrE)

Fortunately, Julie saw the funny side when I spilled coffee on her.

5 in a war, argument, etc.
losing, winning
Democratic, Republican

War forces people to choose sides.


He switched sides and joined the opposition.

accuse sb

Each side accused the other of firing first.

argue sth

Let both sides argue their case.

Both sides argued for increased literacy.

want sth
agree, disagree
on side

He was on the losing side.

on both sides

There were casualties on both sides of the conflict.

6 (BrE) team
good, strong

France fielded a full-strength side.

losing, winning
away, home

The home side scored in the opening ten minutes.

League, Test (in cricket)
captain, skipper (informal)
lead, steer

He steered his side to victory.

beat, bowl, bowl out, dismiss (all often passive)

The away side were dismissed for 192.


Sussex are likely to field a strong side.

win (sth)
battle, clash
dominate (sth)

Both sides struggled to find any sort of form.

equalize, level

His side conceded two goals in their last match.

let the side down (figurative)

I felt I was letting the side down by not going to the wedding.

put your side ahead, put your side in front

Lampard scored a goal to put his side ahead.

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