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Meaning of "A-side" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A-SIDE

A-side play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A-SIDE

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A-Side is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES A-SIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A-side and B-side

The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78 and 45 rpm gramophone records, whether singles or extended plays. The A-side usually featured the recording that the artist, record producer, or the record company intended to receive the initial promotional effort and then receive radio airplay, hopefully, to become a "hit" record. The B-side is a secondary recording that has a history of its own: some artists, notably Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Oasis, released B-sides that were considered as strong as the A-side and became hits in their own right. Creedence Clearwater Revival had hits, usually unintentionally, with both the B-sides of their A-side releases. Others took the opposite track: producer Phil Spector was notorious for recording throwaway songs, often on-the-spot instrumentals, that were so weak that no one would confuse them with the A-side. With this practice, Spector was assured that airplay was focused on the side he wanted to be the hit side. Contemporary pop charts such as Billboard's Hot 100 are based on radio play and digital downloads, which do not have “sides” so the terms are becoming antiquated.

Definition of A-side in the English dictionary

The definition of A-side in the dictionary is the side of a gramophone record regarded as the more important one.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A-SIDE

A-bomb
A-frame
A-level
A-line
A-line dress
A-list
A-OK
A-okay
A-one
A-sample
a-v
A.
a.c.
A.E.
a.f.
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WORDS THAT END LIKE A-SIDE

alongside
aside
at the outside
B-side
beside
blind-side
countryside
five-a-side
inside
lakeside
no-side
on one side
on the safe side
on the side
outside
reside
Riverside
seaside
side
upside

Synonyms and antonyms of A-side in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «A-side» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A-SIDE

Find out the translation of A-side to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of A-side from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «A-side» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

A面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

A -side
570 millions of speakers

English

A-side
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक साइड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

A- الجانب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Стороны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Um lado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এ-সাইড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

A côté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

A-side
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

A-Seite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

A- 쪽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

A-sisih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

A-side
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक बाजूस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

A-yanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

A- side
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Skrzydłem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Сторони
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

A- side
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Α-πλευρά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

A- span
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

A - sidan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

A - side
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of A-side

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A-SIDE»

The term «A-side» is very widely used and occupies the 12.720 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A-SIDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about A-side

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A-SIDE»

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Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income
From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and watch your passion generate cash, Running a Side Business is the book for you.
Richard Stim Attorney, 2009
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Sandwich, With a Side of Romance
In order to help gain custody of her younger brother, Maddie Buckner takes a job at a sandwich restaurant, where she must learn the art of humbling herself while risking her heart to her boss, Reuben.
Krista Phillips, 2012
3
Death as a Side Effect
The world of this novel, with its closed districts, unsafe travel, ubiquitous security cameras, and widespread artificiality and uncertainty, is as familiar as it is strange—and as instructive, in its harrowing way, as it is deeply ...
Ana María Shua, Andrea G. Labinger, 2010
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My Life as a Side Effect
This book will point them in the right direction and bring them understanding.My Life As A Side Effectis a loose diary of Milissa's depression and the journey to conquering / managing it, through drugs (prescribed and social), therapy, self ...
Milissa Deitz, 2011
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Monitoring and Modeling of Film Coating in a Side Vented Pan ...
One of the main objectives of this study was to monitor a pan coating process in real-time and develop methods for calibration of NIR spectra for the tracking of coating thickness on pharmaceutical tablets and enable end-point determination ...
Jose D. Perez-Ramos, 2007
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Bill Arp so called: a side show of the Southern side of the war
ROMANCE OF THE WAR— A TRUE STORY. Colonel B. was my beau-ideal of a noble and gallant officer. Thanks to the good Lord for his life, for it was an unexpected boon. We never thought he would go through safe, and we listened to hear ...
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Making a dress at home
If you are using a slide fastener you may follow the directions that came with the fastener or use this method : With long machine stitches sew the placket opening together just as you would a side seam. (These stitches will be ripped out later.) ...
Margaret Smith, 1944
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Grain Farming in the Corn Belt with Live Stock as a Side Line
Carl Schurz Vrooman. Tnrkeys, geese, and ducks may be treated in the same way, though they are usuall}' bled and dry picked. In dry picking turkeys, as soon as the feathers droop, showing that collapse has begun, picking should begin with ...
Carl Schurz Vrooman, 1916
9
Common Sense With a Side of Gravy: Thoughts on God, Country, ...
Correcting the liberal and absurd with truth through humor, in Common Sense with a Side of Gravy: Thoughts on God, Country, and Family, Bufford T. Slade serves up a huge platter of common sense with a side of deep-fried observations and ...
Michael Lewis, 2012
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Characteristic Behavior of a Side Branch in a Dendritic ...
Focusing on tip growth and width behavior, we examine anisotropy in surface energy, initial strength of the disturbances.
Jun Gwan Park, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A-SIDE»

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Costa Warms-Up in Kuwait 5-a-side Tournament
Costa Warms-Up in Kuwait 5-a-side Tournament ... Diego Costa being a surprise participant at the Al-Roudan 5-a-side tournament in Kuwait. «Vitalfootball, Jul 15»
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Runcorn staff help raise £16000 for charity through five-a-side
Staff at a Runcorn adult gaming centre are celebrating after winning a five-a-side football tournament which helped to raise £16,000 for charity. «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
3
Five-a-Side Footy: Shocks aplenty as Cup gets underway
Reigning champions Livo Lads scraped through on penalties against The Jube after coming from 5-1 down to finish the game 6-6, while Matty ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
4
Listen | Check out 'For This/Quiet Ground' the new double A-side
Like This Dublin-based indie-rock outfit Almost Ghosts have unveiled their new double A-side single, 'For This/Quiet Ground'. There is an ... «the Last Mixed Tape, Jul 15»
5
Richmond Caricom Day three-a-side basketball competition on …
Albertown residents will be treated to a Caricom Day three-a-side Inter-Street basketball competition this Sunday at the outdoor basketball court ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Great battles in six-a-side league
With only three weeks remaining of the Louth Six-A-Side League season at the Pavilion, there were again some great battles and a stand-out ... «Louth Leader, Jun 15»
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Five-a-side Footy: Goals Galore take the spoils in title decider
The new Monday 5's season was back with a bang this week, as veterans Nil Nil Satis, who have recently reverted to five-a-side, got a shock ... «Liverpool Echo, Jun 15»
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Referees to stage 6-a-side football tournament
It is on July 6 and begins at 9 a.m. at the TE McField Annex. This is the third annual tournament the referees are staging. Last year, there was a ... «Cayman Compass, Jun 15»
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Ireland 7-a-side team qualify for next summer's Paralympics in Rio
The Ireland seven-a-side competing at the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships, in England's St. George's Park, today secured their ... «SportsJOE, Jun 15»
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The 5 players you always see at 5-a-side...
We've played enough five-a-side football to know there are some things that come up again and again. We're not talking about the ref's liberal application of the ... «JOE.co.uk, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. A-Side [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-side>. Jul 2019 ».
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