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I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.
Dick Dale

Meaning of "on the side" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE SIDE

on the side play
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WHAT DOES ON THE SIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

on the side

Side dish

A side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order, side item, or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal.

Definition of on the side in the English dictionary

The first definition of on the side in the dictionary is apart from or in addition to the main object. Other definition of on the side is as a sideline. On the side is also as a side dish.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE SIDE

on the safe side
on the same page
on the scrapheap
on the shelf
on the skids
on the skite
on the slate
on the sly
on the spin
on the spot
on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the starboard bow
on the stocks
on the streets
on the strength of
on the stroke of
on the stump
on the sunny side of
on the surface

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE SIDE

at the outside
bit on the side
blind side
credit side
debit side
distaff side
flip side
get out of bed on the wrong side
home side
inside
on one side
on the credit side
on the heavy side
on the safe side
open side
passenger side
prompt side
side by side
spear side
sunny side

Synonyms and antonyms of on the side in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the side» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE SIDE

Find out the translation of on the side to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the 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 «on the side» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

上侧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el lado
570 millions of speakers

English

on the side
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الجانب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на стороне
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no lado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাশে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sur le côté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

di sebelah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf der Seite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쪽에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing sisih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên mặt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பக்கத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाजूला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yan tarafta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sul lato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

od strony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на стороні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe partea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από την πλευρά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aan die kant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på den sida
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på side
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the side

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE SIDE»

The term «on the side» is very widely used and occupies the 141 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE SIDE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE SIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the side.
1
Ralph Abernathy
I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that?
2
Kofi Annan
If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
3
Roone Arledge
I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far, to tell you the truth.
4
Marcus Aurelius
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
5
Bryan Batt
I always wanted to be an actor, but I always loved design, and growing up in New Orleans there was such great style, great architecture. I would decorate my little apartment in New York over and over again, because it only had a couple of rooms. And I did it for friends and family on the side just for fun.
6
Neill Blomkamp
When any young director gets hired by a studio to do a $125 million film based on a preexisting piece of intellectual property, they're climbing into the meat grinder. And what you're coming out with on the other side is a generic, heavily studio-controlled pile of garbage that ends up on the side of Burger King wrappers.
7
Nicolas Cage
Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there's the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there's the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.
8
Nick Carter
Everybody that I meet inspires me. You can learn so much from any person that you meet any day on the side of the street.
9
Silvia Colloca
I think I'm going to be a stuntwoman on the side.
10
Dick Dale
I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE SIDE»

Discover the use of on the side in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the side and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't ...
" --Anne Lamott, author of Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers "This is the finest of all Jim Wallis's writings.
Jim Wallis, 2013
2
A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an ...
" Like James Agee's portrayal of the poverty-stricken tenant farmers of the Depression South in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, this book uses both language and photographs to help readers encounter a fragmented and betrayed community, one ...
Kathleen Stewart, 1996
3
On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and ...
On the Side of the Angels is a vigorous defense of the virtues of parties and partisanship, and their worth as a subject for political theory.
Nancy L. Rosenblum, 2010
4
A Bit on the Side
At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevor's characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life.
William Trevor, 2005
5
On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X
A Religious Life of Malcolm X Louis A. Decaro Jr. tolerate the Audubon; nobody seemed to mind the uproar created whenever dances were over and people spilled noisily onto the streets. The structure was comprised of two second-floor ...
Louis A. Decaro Jr., 1997
6
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr. Roger von Oech.
Roger von Oech, 2008
7
Something On The Side
In a novel of friendship, love, sex, and betrayal, the voluptuous members of the Big Girls Book Club come together to discuss their passion for books and men, discovering how hard it is to keep it real when they all have something on the ...
Carl Weber, 2011
8
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate.
Jo Robinson, 2013
9
On the Far Side of Liglig Mountain: Adventures of an ...
On the Far Side of Liglig Mountain is a book that will take you lands away to the mysterious 'closed' kingdom of Nepal, where its author, Thomas Hale, and his wife, Cynthia, have struggled to serve God as medical doctors.
Thomas Hale, 1989
10
On the Side of the People: A History of Labour in Saskatchewan
This book is created for the working people that it celebrates.
Jim William Warren, James Warren, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE SIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the side is used in the context of the following news items.
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Touring artist paints flag on side of Wichita VFW post
John Bogart, vice president of the VFW Post 3115 Riders, watches New York artist Scott LoBaido paint an American flag mural on the side of ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
2
Child's Remains Found in Suitcase on the Side of the Road Remain …
A suitcase with the skeletal remains of a young girl was found on the side of a highway in Australia -- and the victim's death may have occurred ... «The Stir, Jul 15»
3
Caught on video: Firefighter helps deputy fighting with man on side …
... just left work Wednesday when he saw a Weber County deputy sheriff fighting with a man on the side of Washington Boulevard in Ogden. «STATter911, Jul 15»
4
On the market: Cottage is home to Southport history
From the backyard there is a romantic rose bush and ivy tunnel that goes to the red brick patio on the side of the house. Despite its proximity to ... «Fairfield Citizen, Jul 15»
5
Side Track Farmers' Market to open in Clay
For more information on the Side Track Farmers' Market, check out its website or Facebook page. To locate farmers' markets in Central New ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
6
This Lexus Measures Your Heartbeat, and Displays It on the Side
The feature could previously be seen in the movie Cars, but now it is actually available in real-time. For example, a auto could possibly temper ... «The Weather Space, Jul 15»
7
10 high-paying jobs you can do on the side
Trying to make some extra cash? Have free time you don't know what to do with? Trying to develop or hone a new skill? You should consider ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
Survey Reveals Most Every American Driver Has Been Stuck on the
Far too often drivers find themselves stuck on the side of the road. A recent survey commissioned by Allstate Roadside Services, found an ... «WISH-TV, Jul 15»
9
Mural on side of restaurant violates city ordinance, West Jordan says
A large mural painted on the side of the Azteca de Oro Taqueria restaurant at 7800 S. 3200 West is viewed by some as controversial. This part ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
10
'We like partisan warfare.' Chechens fighting in Ukraine – on both …
There are also around 100 Chechens fighting on the side of Ukraine, in two volunteer battalions, one named after the 1990s independence ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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