Definition for SUB-SIDE

SUB-SIDE, v.i. [L. subsido; sub and sido, to settle. See Set.]

  1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle; as lees.
  2. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to become tranquil. Let the passions subside. The tumults of war will subside. Christ commanded, and the storm subsided.
  3. To tend downward; to sink; as, a subsiding hill. The land subsides into a plain.
  4. To abate; to be reduced. In cases of danger, pride and envy naturally subside. – Middleton.

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