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Dictionary Definition

side adj
1 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)]

Noun

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; "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]

Verb

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /saɪd/, /saId/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪd

Etymology

sīde

Noun

  1. A bounding straight edge of an object.
    A square has four sides.
  2. A flat surface of a solid object.
    A cube has six sides.
  3. The left or right half of something.
    Which side of the tray shall I put it on?
  4. A region in a specified position with respect to something.
    Meet me on the north side of the monument.
  5. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)
    John wrote 15 sides for his essay!
  6. One possible aspect of a concept.
    Look on the bright side.
  7. One set of competitors in a game.
    Which side has kick-off?
  8. A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
    In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.
  9. In the context of "sports|billiards|snooker|pool": Sidespin
    He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball
  10. A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched.
    I just want to see what's on the other side — James said there was a good film on tonight.
  11. A side dish.
    Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?

Synonyms

  • (bounding straight edge of an object): edge
  • (flat surface of an object): face
  • (left or right half): half
  • (surface of a sheet of paper): page
  • (region in a specified position with respect to something):
  • (one possible aspect of a concept):
  • (set of opponents in a game): team
  • (group having a particular allegiance in a war):
  • (television channel): channel, station (US)
bounding straight edge of an object
flat surface of an object
left or right half
surface of a sheet of paper
region in a specified position with respect to something
one possible aspect of a concept
set of opponents in a game
group having a particular allegiance in a war
television channel See channel

Verb

  1. (usually with "with") To be in an alliance with.
    Which will you side with, good or evil?

Related terms

Finnish

Etymology

From earlier *site, compare sitoa.

Pronunciation

  • lang=fi|[ˈside̞(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: si·de

Synonyms

Related terms

Anagrams

Old English

Etymology 1

From the adjective sīd

Adverb

sīde

Etymology 2

Common Germanic *sidha, whence also Old High German sīta

Noun

sīde f

Extensive Definition

This page is about the town Side on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. For other uses of "Side", see Side (disambiguation).
Side () is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey, and was an ancient harbour whose name meant pomegranate. Side is a resort town on the southern coast of Turkey, near the villages of Manavgat and Selimiye, 75 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.
Settlers from Cyme (Cumæans) in Aeolis, an ancient region of northwestern Asia Minor, founded the city in the seventh century BC. Possessing a good harbor for small-craft boats, Side's natural geography made it the most important place in Pamphylia – the region in the south of Asia Minor between Lycia and Cilicia, from the Mediterranean to Mount Taurus. This location made Side one of the most important trade centers in its time. Today, as in yesteryear, the ancient city of Side is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m across.

History

Strabo and Arrianos both record that Side was settled from Cyme (Aeolis), city in Aeolia, a region of western Anatolia. Most probably, this colonization occurred in the seventh century B.C.. According to Arrianos, when settlers from Kyme came to Side, they could not understand the dialect. After a short while, the influence of this indigenous tongue was so great that the newcomers forgot their native Greek and started using the language of Side. Excavations have revealed several inscriptions written in this language. The inscriptions, dating from the third and second centuries B.C., remain undeciphered, but testify that the local language was still use several centuries after colonization. Another object found in Side excavations, a basalt column base from the seventh century B.C. and attributable to the Neo-Hittites, provides other evidence of the site's early history. The word "side" is Anatolian in origin and means pomegranate.
Next to no information exists concerning Side under Lydia and Persian Empire sovereignty. Nevertheless, the fact that Side minted its own coins during the 547 BC while under Persian dominion, shows that it still possessed a great measure of independence.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great occupied Side without a struggle in 333 BC. Alexander left only a single garrison behind to occupy the city. This occupation, in turn, introduced the people of Side to Hellenistic culture of the Greek Civilization, which flourished from the fourth century to the first century BC. After Alexander's death, Side fell under the control of one of Alexander's generals, Ptolemy I Soter, who declared himself king of Egypt in 305 BC. The Ptolemaic dynasty controlled Side until it was captured by the Seleucid Empire in the second century BC. Yet, despite these occupations, in the following years of the second century BC, Side managed to preserve some autonomy, grew prosperous, and became an important cultural center.
In 190 BC a fleet from the Greek island city-state of Rhodes, supported by Rome and Pergamum, defeated the Seleucid King Antiochus the Great's fleet, which was under the command of the fugitive Carthaginian general, Hannibal. The defeat of Hannibal and Antiochus the Great meant that Side freed itself from the overlordship of the Seleucid Empire. The embarrassing Treaty of Apamea (188 BC) forced Antiochus the Great to abandon all European territories and to cede all of Asia Minor north of the Taurus Mountains to Pergamum. However, the dominion of Pergamum only reached de facto as far as Perga, leaving Eastern Pamphylia semi-free. This led Attalus II Philadelphus to construct a new harbour in the city Attalia (the present Antalya), even though Side already had an important harbour. Between 188 and 36 BC Side minted their own money, tetradrachms showing Nike and a laurel wreath (the sign of victory).
In the first century BC, Side reached a peak when the Cilician pirates established their chief naval base and a slave-trade center.

Romans

The consul Servilius Vatia defeated these brigands in 78 BC and later the Roman general Pompey in 67 BC, bringing Side under the control of the Roman Empire. Side's second peak period started around 2C BC when it established and maintained a good working relationship with the Roman Empire. Emperor Augustus reformed the state administration and placed Pamphylia and Side in the Roman province of Galatia in 25 BC, after the short reign by the king Amyntas of Galatia between 36 and 25 BC. Side began another prosperous period as a commercial center in Asia Minor through its trade in olive oil. Its population grew to 60,000 inhabitants. This period would last well into the third century AD. Side established itself as a slave-trading center in the Mediterranean. Its large commercial fleet engaged in acts of piracy. Wealthy merchants paid for such tributes as public works, monuments, and competitions as well as the games and gladiator fights. The significance of this period for Side is evident in its ruins today. Most of the present-day ruins found in Side date from this period of prosperity.

Decline

Side began to steady decline from the fourth century on. Even defensive walls could not stop successive invasions from highlanders from the Taurus Mountains. During the fifth and sixth centuries, Side experienced a revival and became the seat of the Bishopric of Eastern Pamphylia. Arab fleets, nevertheless, raided and burned Side during the seventh century, contributing to its steady decline. The combination of earthquakes, Christian zealots and Arab raids, left the site completely abandoned by the 10th century.

Today

In 1895 Greek Muslim refugees from Crete moved to the ruined town and called it Selimiye. Today Side has become a popular vacation destination and experiences a new revival.
It was a favorite spot for watching the solar eclipse of March 29, 2006.
Due to previously being the seat of the Bishopric of Eastern Pamphylia it is still a titular see of the Roman Catholic church.

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side in Catalan: Side
side in German: Side (Pamphylien)
side in French: Sidé
side in Dutch: Side
side in Norwegian: Side
side in Polish: Side
side in Slovenian: Side, Turčija
side in Swedish: Side
side in Turkish: Side, Manavgat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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