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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?"
2. (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"
3. (v) take the side of; be on the side of; "Whose side are you on?" "Why are you taking sides with the accused?"
4. (n) one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
5. (n) either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
6. (n) 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"
7. (n) 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"
8. (n) a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
9. (n) 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"
10. (n) a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father''s side"
11. (n) a lengthwise dressed half of an animal''s carcass used for food
12. (n) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
13. (n) an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
14. (n) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
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