Definition of two-sided in US English:



  • 1Having two sides.

    ‘a colorful two-sided leaflet’
    • ‘The Beatles would counter with the two-sided single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane.’’
    • ‘New Line gives us a two-sided disc, with the film and commentary on one side, and the bulk of the special features on the other.’
    • ‘It failed to realise, and fails even now to acknowledge, that closing that particular door and not dealing with the High Court jurisdiction would be to deal with only one side of a two-sided coin.’
    • ‘The new two-sided jersey enables the St George cross to be included in the reverse design.’
    • ‘VCI's DVD is a two-sided disc with each feature on a separate side and possessed of its own menu.’
    • ‘Suspended on wires attached to metal supports, 26 double-sided frames afford easy viewing of the artist's large, two-sided water-colors that illustrate scenes from his epic tales.’
    • ‘The DVD, like an album, is a two-sided affair with a full screen presentation on one side and the widescreen on the other.’
    • ‘Duplex scanning allows both sides of a two-sided document to be scanned in a single pass.’
    • ‘The album cover was like a strange two-sided coin.’
    • ‘He appears in no fewer than 16 different photographs on his two-sided leaflet.’
    • ‘I see this heartfelt plea (all of it) repeated in different layouts in various corners of the two-sided sheet.’
    • ‘If you flip the two-sided disc over to side ‘B’ you can find the movie in a 5.1 Dolby surround mix, in both English and Japanese.’
    • ‘For delegates and other surrogates who may get questions from the media, the campaign passes out two-sided laminated cards.’
    • ‘Mrs Parry said: ‘A two-sided clock could be seen from three directions and would reflect the comings and goings of the workers, which were governed by the clock and a hooter.’’
    • ‘A two-sided photocopied menu lists everything Judy's got - from split pea soup to $7 summer cocktails.’
    • ‘The menu is a simple two-sided laminated number - Farang style on one side and Thai style on the other.’
    • ‘This led to a series of two-sided drawings - it didn't matter to the artist which side was shown - that explored what she calls paper's ‘natural geometry.’’
    • ‘The stuffed dolls are two-sided - the Arnold one shows his weightlifting persona on one side and his Governator profile on the other.’
    • ‘The two-sided board is bilingual so we'll be able to learn a bit of Irish as well.’
    • ‘The leaflets, two-sided flyers containing computer-generated illustrations of various types of UXO and instructions on what to do if you encounter it, are being distributed to individuals of all ages.’
    1. 1.1 Having two aspects.
      ‘the two-sided nature of the debate’
      • ‘[it] is multifaceted and two-sided: It involves sectors of economic, political and cultural life: the urban culture of violence is a synthesis of these facets, so it would be simplistic to reduce it to one of them.’
      • ‘The two-sided tragedy of liberalism is that it doesn't know its own limits, and neither does it know its own strength.’
      • ‘This trend, he argues, corrodes the boundaries between the public and the private - the expression of man's two-sided social existence as stranger and friend.’
      • ‘So, again, we see Mr. Clarke on three sides of a two-sided issue.’
      • ‘The streak of white hair that he sports provides a bizarre touch that reflects the two-sided nature of the character's personality.’
      • ‘We see only the U.S. side of a story that is at least two-sided, if not multifaceted.’
      • ‘The headteacher said: ‘This is a two-sided thing.’’
      • ‘You'd think that he would welcome intelligent, reasoned, two-sided discussion about media's coverage of this controversial story.’
      • ‘His book details his family's land battles, his brother's notorious murder charge and his uneasy existence in a two-sided world (born of a Maori father and a pakeha mother).’
      • ‘It's that two-sided nature of the script that is one of the film's great strengths.’
      • ‘But this openness about sex and reproduction was another two-sided gift from my mom… in the fifth grade I tried to correct some of my classmates' misconceptions about sex.’
      • ‘Of course, all fights are two-sided, but you can do your part to make peace.’
      • ‘Getting deeper into the study of morality showed me that human nature is very much two-sided; for every bad side to our nature, there's a good one.’
      • ‘Of course, a two-sided study of human history also puts the lie to the inevitability of capitalist behaviors, but biological determinism confuses the issue and needs to be fought on its own grounds, as well.’
      • ‘That mid-week upside explosion might have been an inflexion point, ushering in a more two-sided affair.’
      • ‘The new rents are an illustration of the value of Xintiandi and also the result of two-sided negotiations.’
      • ‘It was perhaps his way of telling us that the issue of terrorism and violence was two-sided.’
      • ‘It's been my impression that the prevailing contentious issues are pretty much two-sided.’
      • ‘Similarly, Schubert's affliction made public his previously concealed private life, revealing the two-sided nature of his personality.’
      • ‘Freedom of speech is not one-sided, it's a two-sided thing.’