[ sahyd-bahr ]
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  1. a typographically distinct section of a page, as in a book or magazine, that amplifies or highlights the main text.

  1. a conference between the judge and lawyers out of the presence of the jury.

  2. a subordinate or incidental issue, remark, activity, etc.

Origin of sidebar

First recorded in 1945–50; side1 + bar1

Words Nearby sidebar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sidebar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sidebar


/ (ˈsaɪdˌbɑː) /

  1. (in a newspaper, website, etc) a short article placed alongside and providing additional information about a longer one

  2. any subsidiary or supplementary thing

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