Origin of siding
- pages of a script containing only the lines and cues of a specific role to be learned by a performer.
- the lines of the role.
- either of the two surfaces of a phonograph record or the two tracks on a audiotape.
- Slang.a phonograph record.
- affected manner; pretension; assumed haughtiness: to put on side.
- impudence; gall: He has a lot of side.
Verb Phrases past and past participle sid·ed, present participle sid·ing.
Origin of side1
Synonyms for side
Examples from the Web for siding
Contemporary Examples of siding
Siding with Obama on anything, no matter how sensical, is a risky move for a would-be Republican presidential candidate.The Rand-Rubio Catfight Over Cuba
December 19, 2014
As the rebels departed, they blew up an 81-car munitions train stranded on a siding.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
September 1, 2014
The instrument is attached to the Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, northwest of Sydney, Australia.SAMI Is Like Google Earth for the Universe
Matthew R. Francis
July 27, 2014
He accused her of siding with “Denver Democrats” to “make energy rates higher in rural areas.”A Battle Over Gun Control in Colorado
September 2, 2013
In the battle between content and distribution, investors thus far seem to be siding with the creative types.Amid Standoff, Stocks of Time Warner Cable and CBS Fall
August 22, 2013
Historical Examples of siding
They awoke one morning to find the car on a siding at the One Girl mine.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
And here was Claire siding with Marion against him; and calling him a ruffian!The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
The private signal was hoisted at the siding, and the train stopping, they both got in.Australia Revenged
There were long lines of cars, some upon the main track, others on the siding.The Long Roll
The Faribault House, covered with siding, is still standing.Old Rail Fence Corners
- any line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane geometric figure
- another name for face (def. 13)
- apart from or in addition to the main object
- as a sideline
- USas a side dish
- bit on the side See bit 1 (def. 11)
- close together
- (foll by with)beside or near to
Word Origin for side
c.1600, "a taking of sides in a conflict or debate," verbal noun from side. First attested 1825 in the railroad sense; 1829, American English, in the architectural sense of "boarding on the sides of a building."
Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cf. Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (cf. Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).
Original sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (cf. choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.
late 14c., from side (n.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with side
- side against
- side by side
- side of the tracks
- side street
- side with
- blind spot (side)
- bright side
- can't hit the broad side of a barn
- choose up (sides)
- get on someone's good side
- get up on the wrong side of bed
- in good with (on someone's good side)
- know which side of bread is buttered
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- let someone (the side) down
- on someone's side
- on the safe side
- on the side
- on the side of the angels
- other side of the coin
- right side of the tracks
- right-side out
- right-side up
- seamy side
- split one's sides
- sunny-side up
- take aside (to one side)
- take sides
- this side of
- thorn in one's flesh (side)
- work both sides of the street
- wrong side of