1 Sometimes, sides. flank(s), edge(s), verge, margin(s), rim, brim, brink, border(s); bank; boundary or boundaries, perimeter, periphery, limit(s):
This side of the road is in West Sussex, the other in East Sussex. The sides of the swimming-pool are tiled
2 surface, face, plane; facet:
The smallest possible number of sides of a pyramid is four.
3 faction, interest, party, part, sect, camp, (point of) view, viewpoint, aspect, opinion, standpoint, stand, cause, angle, position, attitude, school, philosophy:
Which side do you support in the controversy?
4 team; string, squad; American football and Association Football or Soccer and Cricket eleven, Australian Rules football eighteen, Baseball nine, Basketball five, Gaelic football and Rugby Union fifteen, Rugby League thirteen:
Whichever side Craig is on seems likely to win. The local side is now coming out onto the field
5 affectation, pretension, haughtiness, arrogance, insolence, pretentiousness, airs:
Chauncy puts on a bit too much side for my taste.
6 side by side. together, jointly, cheek by jowl:
These paintings should not have been hung side by side.
7 take sides. show preference, be partial, show favouritism:
A judge must avoid taking sides.
8 secondary, incidental, subordinate, tangential, subsidiary, indirect, ancillary, marginal, lesser, minor, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant:
The main point is that he refuses to cooperate, and his reasons are entirely a side issue
9 auxiliary, secondary:
We live in a quiet side-road just off the High Street.
10 side with. take sides with, show preference for, be partial to, show favouritism to or for, support, favour, prefer, go in or along with, join ((up) with), ally with, be or become allied with, Colloq US throw in with, team up with:
You can be sure that Kenneth will always side with the favourite candidate.