[ sahyd-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /


a piece of furniture, as in a dining room, often with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding articles of table service.
a board forming a side or a part of a side; sidepiece.
sideboards, Slang. side whiskers.

Nearby words

  1. side-wheel,
  2. sidearm,
  3. sidearms,
  4. sideband,
  5. sidebar,
  6. sideboards,
  7. sidebone,
  8. sideburns,
  9. sidecar,
  10. sidecheck

Origin of sideboard

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at side1, board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sideboard


/ (ˈsaɪdˌbɔːd) /


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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Word Origin and History for sideboard



"table placed near the side of a room or hall" (especially one where food is served), c.1300, from side (adj.) + board (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper