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side

1. Geometry
a. any line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane geometric figure
b. another name for face
2. either half of a human or animal body, esp the area around the waist, as divided by the median plane
3. Billiards snooker spin imparted to a ball by striking it off-centre with the cue

side

[sīd]
(mathematics)
One of the line segments that bound a polygon.
One of the two rays that extend from the vertex of an angle.

lee side

The side of a mountain or an island away from the direction from which wind is blowing. On the water, from the observer's viewpoint, the lee is the direction to which the wind is blowing. Also called the leeward (pronounced “loo-ard”) side.
References in classic literature ?
Presently a door in one side of the arena wall was opened to admit a huge, shaggy, bull-like creature.
Fore and aft the archers had cleared the galleys' decks, but from either side the rovers had poured down into the waist, where the seamen and bowmen were pushed back and so mingled with their foes that it was impossible for their comrades above to draw string to help them.
Again and again I tried to reach it, until at length, maddened with the thought of my situation, I swayed myself violently by striking my foot against the side of the rock, and at the instant that I approached the large root caught desperately at it, and transferred myself to it.
For the sun being now got a little into the west, there came a patch of shade on the east side of our rock, which was the side sheltered from the soldiers.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
If the Tin Woodman can chop it down, so that it will fall to the other side, we can walk across it easily.
The obedient creature at once walked forward, rocking from side to side as he raised his feet from the ground.
There is always a breeze in the "camp," as it is called; and here it lies, just as the Romans left it, except that cairn on the east side, left by her Majesty's corps of sappers and miners the other day, when they and the engineer officer had finished their sojourn there, and their surveys for the ordnance map of Berkshire.
How many should say there were on your side, doctor?
In ordinary combs it has appeared to me that the bees do not always succeed in working at exactly the same rate from the opposite sides; for I have noticed half-completed rhombs at the base of a just-commenced cell, which were slightly concave on one side, where I suppose that the bees had excavated too quickly, and convex on the opposed side, where the bees had worked less quickly.
Immediately the roof rose again upon the other side, but no longer was the way brilliantly lighted.
On either side of her sat the more important guests- an old general and his wife, and Anna Pavlovna Scherer.