sid·​ing | \ ˈsī-diŋ How to pronounce siding (audio) \

Definition of siding

1 archaic : the taking of sides : partisanship
2 : a short railroad track connected with the main track
3 : material (such as boards or metal or plastic pieces) forming the exposed surface of outside walls of frame buildings

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And the dramatic black siding reaffirms my comments from yesterday; Would this historic house be nearly as dramatic & eery if painted white? Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Live In A Replica Of The Salem Witch House," 31 Oct. 2018 Carpentry Carpenters range from being the most specific construction tradespeople (framers, deck builders, and finish carpenters) to being generalists that can frame a house, install vinyl siding, and build forms for concrete. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 The 3,100-square-foot property consists of three parts: one with vertical clapboard siding and a slanted roof and one with a minimalist façade and a single-gabled, metal roof reminiscent of a small Midwestern farmhouse. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "Farmhouse Fever Sweeps City Homes," 5 July 2018 The result is a simple gabled frame that’s punched up with trendy black corrugated metal siding. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Chic black chalet does cabin in the woods right," 9 Nov. 2018 The couple bought a 1.3-acre lot on the Chechaquo loop and hired PBW to design a 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom home with reclaimed wood siding and two big stone fireplaces. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A Modern Second-Home Retreat for Seattle’s Tech Elite," 19 Sep. 2018 From that spot, the siding of the home had been completely burned to the roof line., "Worcester firefighters put out raging two-alarm fire sparked by car crashing into home," 26 June 2018 Unlike the house, there was no original siding underneath the fake stuff on the garage. Janet Eastman,, "Cost-saving steps to convert a garage into a second home (before and after photos)," 29 Jan. 2018 For its part, ABC, which had renewed the show for an 11th season, is not expensively abandoning that train on a siding. Robert Lloyd,, "What’s 'Roseanne' without Roseanne? Why ABC's risky move with 'The Conners' just might work," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of siding

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of siding

US : long pieces of material that are used to cover the outside walls of a building
: a short railroad track that is connected with the main track


sid·​ing | \ ˈsī-diŋ\

Kids Definition of siding

1 : a short railroad track connected with the main track
2 : material (as boards or metal pieces) used to cover the outside walls of frame buildings

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