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Surface vs. Side

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Surfacenoun

The overside or up-side of a flat object such as a table, or of a liquid.

Sidenoun

A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.

‘A square has four sides.’;

Surfacenoun

The outside hull of a tangible object.

Sidenoun

A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.

‘A cube has six sides.’;

Surfacenoun

(figurative) Outward or external appearance.

‘On the surface, the spy looked like a typical businessman.’;

Sidenoun

One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.

‘Which side of the tray shall I put it on?’; ‘The patient was bleeding on the right side.’;

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Surfacenoun

The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space.

Sidenoun

A region in a specified position with respect to something.

‘Meet me on the north side of the monument.’;

Surfacenoun

(fortification) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

Sidenoun

The portion of the human torso usually covered by the arms when they are not raised; the areas on the left and right between the belly or chest and the back.

‘I generally sleep on my side.’;

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To provide something with a surface.

Sidenoun

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!’;

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Surfaceverb

(transitive) To apply a surface to something.

Sidenoun

One possible aspect of a concept, person or thing.

‘Look on the bright side.’;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To rise to the surface.

Sidenoun

One set of competitors in a game.

‘Which side has kick-off?’;

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To bring to the surface.

Sidenoun

A sports team.

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Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To come out of hiding.

Sidenoun

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.’;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) For information or facts to become known.

Sidenoun

(music) A recorded piece of music; a record, especially in jazz.

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To make information or facts known.

Sidenoun

Sidespin; english

‘He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball.’;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To work a mine near the surface.

Sidenoun

A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (from when there were only two channels).

‘I just want to see what's on the other side — James said there was a good film on tonight.’;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To appear or be found.

Sidenoun

A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.

‘Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?’;

Surfacenoun

The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.

‘The bright surface of this ethereous mold.’;

Sidenoun

A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.

‘his mother's side of the family’;

Surfacenoun

Hence, outward or external appearance.

‘Vain and weak understandings, which penetrate no deeper than the surface.’;

Sidenoun

(baseball) The batters faced in an inning by a particular pitcher

Surfacenoun

A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.

Sidenoun

An unjustified air of self-importance.

Surfacenoun

That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

Sideverb

(intransitive) To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"

‘Which will you side with, good or evil?’;

Surfaceverb

To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.

Sideverb

To lean on one side.

Surfaceverb

To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.

Sideverb

To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

Surfaceverb

To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries.

Sideverb

To suit; to pair; to match.

Surfaceverb

To become known or public; - said of information.

Sideverb

To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

Surfaceverb

To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he absconded with the payroll and surfaced in Argentina.

Sideverb

(transitive) To furnish with a siding.

‘to side a house’;

Surfacenoun

the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;

‘there is a special cleaner for these surfaces’; ‘the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface’;

Sideverb

To provide with, as a side or accompaniment.

Surfacenoun

the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object;

‘they skimmed over the surface of the water’; ‘a brush small enough to clean every dental surface’; ‘the sun has no distinct surface’;

Sideverb

To clear, tidy or sort.

Surfacenoun

the outermost level of the land or sea;

‘earthquakes originate far below the surface’; ‘three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water’;

Sideadjective

Being on the left or right, or toward the left or right; lateral.

Surfacenoun

a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;

‘it was not what it appeared to be on the surface’;

Sideadjective

Indirect; oblique; incidental.

‘a side issue; a side view or remark’;

Surfacenoun

information that has become public;

‘all the reports were out in the open’; ‘the facts had been brought to the surface’;

Sideadjective

Wide; large; long, pendulous, hanging low, trailing; far-reaching.

Surfacenoun

a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

Sideadjective

(Scotland) Far; distant.

Surfaceverb

come to the surface

Sideadverb

Widely; wide; far.

Surfaceverb

put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface;

‘coat the cake with chocolate’;

Sidenoun

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.

Surfaceverb

appear or become visible; make a showing;

‘She turned up at the funeral’; ‘I hope the list key is going to surface again’;

Sidenoun

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.

‘Looking round on every side beheldA pathless desert.’;

Surfaceadjective

on the surface;

‘surface materials of the moon’; ‘subsurface materials of the moon’;

Sidenoun

One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.

‘One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side.’;

Surfaceadjective

involving a surface only;

‘her beauty is only skin-deep’; ‘superficial bruising’; ‘a surface wound’;

Sidenoun

A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.

‘Along the side of yon small hill.’;

Surfacenoun

the outside part or uppermost layer of something

‘poor road surfaces’; ‘the earth's surface’;

Sidenoun

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.

‘God on our side, doubt not of victory.’; ‘We have not always been of the . . . same side in politics.’; ‘Sets the passions on the side of truth.’;

Surfacenoun

the level top of something

‘roll out the dough on a floured surface’;

Sidenoun

A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.

‘To sit upon thy father David's throne,By mother's side thy father.’;

Surfacenoun

the area of an outer part or uppermost layer of something

‘the surface area of a cube’;

Sidenoun

Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.

Surfacenoun

the upper limit of a body of liquid

‘fish floating on the surface of the water’;

Sideadjective

Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

‘One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.’;

Surfacenoun

the outward appearance of someone or something, especially as distinct from less obvious aspects

‘Tom was a womanizer, but on the surface he remained respectable’; ‘surface appearances’;

Sideadjective

Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

‘The law hath no side respect to their persons.’;

Surfacenoun

a continuous set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness.

Sideadjective

Long; large; extensive.

‘His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.’; ‘To insure a side-box station at half price.’;

Surfaceadjective

relating to or found on the surface of something

‘surface layers’;

Sideverb

To lean on one side.

Surfaceadjective

denoting ships which travel on the surface of the water as distinct from submarines

‘the surface fleet’;

Sideverb

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.

‘All side in parties, and begin the attack.’;

Surfaceadjective

carried by or denoting transportation by sea or overland rather than by air

‘surface mail’;

Sideverb

To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

‘His blind eye that sided Paridell.’;

Surfaceverb

rise or come up to the surface of the water or the ground

‘he surfaced from his dive’;

Sideverb

To suit; to pair; to match.

Surfaceverb

come to people's attention; become apparent

‘the row first surfaced two years ago’;

Sideverb

To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

Surfaceverb

(of a person) appear after having been asleep

‘it was almost 11.30 before Anthony surfaced’;

Sideverb

To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

Surfaceverb

provide (something, especially a road) with a particular surface

‘a small path surfaced with terracotta tiles’;

Sidenoun

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’;

Surface

A surface, as the term is most generally used, is the outermost or uppermost layer of a physical object or space. It is the portion or region of the object that can first be perceived by an observer using the senses of sight and touch, and is the portion with which other materials first interact.

Sidenoun

one of two or more contesting groups;

‘the Confederate side was prepared to attack’;

Sidenoun

either the left or right half of a body;

‘he had a pain in his side’;

Sidenoun

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’;

Sidenoun

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’;

Sidenoun

a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure;

‘the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side’;

Sidenoun

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’;

Sidenoun

a family line of descent;

‘he gets his brains from his father's side’;

Sidenoun

a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

Sidenoun

an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;

‘there are two sides to every question’;

Sidenoun

an elevated geological formation;

‘he climbed the steep slope’; ‘the house was built on the side of the mountain’;

Sidenoun

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Sideverb

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?’;

Sideverb

take the side of; be on the side of;

‘Whose side are you on?’; ‘Why are you taking sides with the accused?’;

Sideadjective

located on a side;

‘side fences’; ‘the side porch’; ‘the top shelf’;

Sideadjective

added as a consequence or supplement;

‘a side benefit’;

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