side is on the Basic English 850 List.
shut - side - sign
side is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sick - side - sign
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  1. A straight edge of an object.
    A square has four sides.
  2. The left part or the right part of something.
    This car has only one door on each side.
  3. An area with respect to something else.
    The statue is on the east side of the school.
  4. One surface of a sheet of paper.
    Please write on both sides of the paper.
  5. One possible aspect of a concept (usually positive or negative).
    On the plus side, my car is fixed.
    Try not to look at the down side of things.
  6. One group of players in a game.
    Which side is winning?
  7. A person or group with a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
    In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.
  8. (UK) 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.
  9. (US) A side dish of food.
    Do you want a side of french fries with your hamburger?

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  1. (usually with "with") To be in an alliance with.
    Who will you side with, Bob or Rachel?