siding

[ sahy-ding ]
/ ˈsaɪ dɪŋ /

noun

a short railroad track, opening onto a main track at one or both ends, on which one of two meeting trains is switched until the other has passed.
any of several varieties of weatherproof facing for frame buildings, composed of pieces attached separately as shingles, plain or shaped boards, or of various units of sheet metal or various types of composition materials.

Nearby words

  1. sidewind,
  2. sidewinder,
  3. sidhe,
  4. sidi ifni,
  5. sidi-bel-abbès,
  6. sidle,
  7. sidley,
  8. sidmouth,
  9. sidney,
  10. sidney, sir philip

Origin of siding

First recorded in 1595–1605; side1 + -ing1

Related formsun·sid·ing, adjective

side

1
[ sahyd ]
/ saɪd /

noun

adjective

Verb Phrases past and past participle sid·ed, present participle sid·ing.

side with/against, to favor or support or refuse to support one group, opinion, etc., against opposition; take sides, as in a dispute: He always sides with the underdog.

Origin of side

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English sīde (noun); cognate with Dutch zijde, German Seite, Old Norse sītha

Related formsside·less, adjective

Can be confusedside sighed

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British Dictionary definitions for siding

siding

/ (ˈsaɪdɪŋ) /

noun

a short stretch of railway track connected to a main line, used for storing rolling stock or to enable trains on the same line to pass
a short railway line giving access to the main line for freight from a factory, mine, quarry, etc
US and Canadian material attached to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof

side

/ (saɪd) /

noun

adjective

verb

Word Origin for side

Old English sīde; related to sīd wide, Old Norse sītha side, Old High German sīta

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Word Origin and History for siding
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Idioms and Phrases with siding

side

In addition to the idioms beginning with side

  • side against
  • side by side
  • side of the tracks
  • side street
  • side with

also see:

  • 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
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