# side-n; 10 Senses

### Sense Number 1: A POSITION beside something

Commentary: SIDE[+location][+proximity][+reference] A point or location in proximity to another location.

Examples:
The dog sat by John's side to be petted.
They always sat on the right side of the church.
The patient is experiencing numbness on the left side of his body.
We swam to the opposite side of the lake.
She stood by his side through thick and thin. (figurative extension)
Right now it's night on the other side of the planet.
There is support for this bill from both sides of the aisle. (implies physical proximity, opinion and social group)

Mappings:
PropBank: side.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: A SURFACE on something

Commentary: SIDE[+form][+extension][+surface][+box/+crystal/+building/+mountain] SIDE[+form][+extension][+surface][+figure][+mathematical] A surface of an object, e.g., a face or line

Examples:
They painted a growing tree on the side of the house.
He examined the bottom side of the box.
This style of diamond has six sides.
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is always it's longest side.
From a distance we could see the lava flow on the side of the mountain.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 3: groups in conflict or contention with each other

Commentary: SIDE[+entity][+group][+social][+faction] Implies units of people in opposition, e.g., armies or teams

Examples:
Armies on both sides suffered terrible casualties.
Their side always wins at softball because they have better hitters.
A fast ball struck out the side to end the inning.
They are trying to bring the different sides together to negotiate a ceasefire. (implies people meeting)
Time is not on their side. (metaphoric extension - time is not an ally, a team member)

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 4: an opinion on an issue

Commentary: SIDE[+state][+mental][+opinion][+contending]
NOTE: refers to the opinion on an issue, not people themselves (see Sense 3)

Examples:
There are two sides to every question.
John didn't want to take sides in the argument.
Mary wanted to know which side of the issue Bob supported.
All the politicians claimed to be on the side of law and order.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 5: a contrasting alternative

Commentary: SIDE[+relation][+contrast][+alternative]
NOTE: no implication of conflict with other alternatives, differs from Senses 3 and 4
NOTE: implies a quality or feature from among a possible set.

Examples:
He's a little on the heavy side.
It brought out his better side.
He is on the purchasing side of the business.
It was a side of Mary we hadn't seen before.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

### Sense Number 6: line of inheritance

Commentary: SIDE[+relation][+inheritance][+biological] A family line of descent

Examples:
He gets his brains from his father's side.
Sally is my aunt on my mother's side.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

### Sense Number 7: large slab of meat

Commentary: SIDE[+structure][+carcass][+dressed][+half][+animal] [+quantity][+portion][+half][+carcass][+dressed] A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

Examples:
Go to the store and get a side of beef for the BBQ, George.
The restaurant ordered several sides of pork and beef every week.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

### Sense Number 8: horizontal spin, as of a ball

Commentary: SIDE[+state][+physical][+spinning][+horizontal] The spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.

Examples:
George shot the 8 ball with side spin.
That pitcher threw a great side ball over the plate.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

### Sense Number 9: in a subsidiary role to something else

Commentary: SIDE[+relation][+role][+subsidiary]

Examples:
Both of these drugs have known side effects.
He had a couple of mistresses on the side.
Keep focused on the main goal and don't let the side issues get you off track.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a

### Sense Number 10: a dish of food auxiliary to the main course

Commentary: SIDE[+substance][+food][+prepared][+auxiliary]

Examples:
I'll have a burger, a shake and a side of fries.
Many people signed up to bring side dishes to the potluck.
You get a choice of two sides with your entree.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b