- sidi ifni,
- sidney, sir philip
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
Examples from the Web for siding
Siding with Obama on anything, no matter how sensical, is a risky move for a would-be Republican presidential candidate.
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|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The instrument is attached to the Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, northwest of Sydney, Australia.
He accused her of siding with “Denver Democrats” to “make energy rates higher in rural areas.”
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|William O’Connor|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the end of the tunnel a car that looks like a limousine turned switch-engine is waiting on a siding for the boss of the job.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
It is in great demand by builders of freight cars, but less for frames and heavy beams than for siding and decking.
Siding, 8-inch, put on horizontally, first story ceiled inside.Economy of the Round Dairy Barn|Wilber John Fraser
It serves as doors, siding, lining, and roofing for freight cars.
At all door and window openings bring edges of siding flush with openings.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
- 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
- US as 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 15c., "to cut into sides" (of meat), from side (n.). Meaning "to support one of the parties in a discussion, dispute, etc.," is first attested 1590s, from side (n.) in the figurative sense; earlier to hold sides (late 15c.). Related: Sided; siding.
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