Hypertext Webster Gateway: "side"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

, to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially
while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward
the person or persons laughed at.

{To laugh out}, to laugh in spite of some restraining
influence; to laugh aloud.

{To laugh out of the other corner} (or {side}) {of the
mouth}, to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or
disappointment after hilarity or exaltation. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Side \Side\, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Side \Side\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sided}; p. pr.& vb. n.
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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf {Side}, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs.
or Scot.] --Shak.

His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.

{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.

{Side chain}, one of two safety chains connecting a tender
with a locomotive, at the sides.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch" [syn: {side(a)}]
[ant: {top(a)}, {bottom(a)}]
2: minor or subordinate; `by' is often used in combination; "a
side interest"; "a by (or bye) effect"; "only a by
comment"; "by-election"; "bye-election"; "a by-product";
"by-play" [syn: {side(a)}, {by(a)}, {bye(a)}]
3: added as a consequence or supplement; "a side benefit" [syn:
n 1: 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 (in games or war or
politics); "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
3: either the left or right half of a body (human or animal);
"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}]
v 1: 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}]

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