|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) 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.
2. (n.) 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.
3. (n.) One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the medial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.
4. (n.) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
5. (n.) A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
6. (n.) The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another.
7. (n.) A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
8. (n.) Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
9. (a.) of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.
10. (a.) Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
11. (n.) Long; large; extensive.
12. (v. i.) To lean on one side.
13. (v. i.) 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.
14. (v. t.) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
15. (v. t.) To suit; to pair; to match.
16. (v. t.) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
17. (v. t.) To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
si'-de (Side): An ancient town of Pamphylia, occupying a triangular promontory on the coast. It was one of the towns to which a letter favorable to the Jews was sent by the Roman consul Lucius (1 Maccabees 15:23). The town seems to have been of considerable antiquity, for it had existed long before it fell into the possession of Alexander the Great, and for a time it was the metropolis of Pamphylia. Off the coast the fleet of Antiochus was defeated by the Rhodians. During the 1st century, Side was noted as one of the chief ports of pirates who disposed of much of their booty there. The ruins of the city, which are now very extensive, bear the name Eski Adalia, but among them there are no occupied houses. The two harbors protected by a sea wall may still be traced, but they are now filled with sand. The wall on the land side of the city was provided with a gate which was protected with round towers; the walls themselves are of Greek-Roman type. Within the walls the more important of the remains are three theaters near the harbors, and streets with covered porticoes leading from the city gate to the harbors. Without the walls, the street leading to the city gate is lined with sarcophagi, and among the shrubbery of the neighboring fields are traces of many buildings and of an aqueduct.
E. J. Banks