[ sahyd-bawrd, -bohrd ]
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  1. a piece of furniture, as in a dining room, often with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding articles of table service.

  2. a board forming a side or a part of a side; sidepiece.

  1. sideboards, Slang. side whiskers.

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Origin of sideboard

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at side1, board

Words Nearby sideboard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sideboard in a sentence

  • Next he went to the sideboard and brought forth the various ingredients for the toddy.

    The Fifth String   | John Philip Sousa
  • Inga glanced at him, and going over to the sideboard, lit two candles and placed them on either side of him.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • The new-comer approached the sideboard, leaned languidly upon her elbow, and picked up a half-blown bud at random from the pile.

    At Last | Marion Harland
  • There was a settee, a mahogany sideboard, where the former owner was accustomed to quaff his wines and liquors.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • And going to the sideboard he poured out three glasses of a light, foaming beer.

British Dictionary definitions for sideboard


/ (ˈsaɪdˌbɔːd) /

  1. a piece of furniture intended to stand at the side of a dining room, with drawers, cupboards, and shelves to hold silver, china, linen, etc

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