sid·ing | \ˈsī-diŋ \

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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One, in its Blackrock development outside Las Vegas, comes with board-and-batten siding, wood beams and barn lighting. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "Farmhouse Fever Sweeps City Homes," 5 July 2018 Not far from the downtown post office, a large tree was uprooted and a home lost a few small trees, some shingles and had some minor siding damage. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Tornado damage closes Manhattan post office," 27 June 2018 The fire did cause some melting on the house next door, damaging in the siding and windows, according to Metro Video. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Fire destroys home being renovated in west Houston," 15 June 2018 Kaster's Kustom Cutting in Mulino milled 280 board feet to be used as siding and finishes inside the dome. Janet Eastman,, "Granny flat is a geodesic dome: Small, second home rises in SW Portland backyard (photos, video)," 17 May 2018 Damage could be seen on all three floors with windows blown out and sections of the white siding ripped off or melted. Emily Sweeney And Danny Mcdonald,, "Two firefighters, one civilian injured in Everett blaze," 13 July 2018 This portion will remain single track — a siding will be installed to the east where trains can wait to pass each other, Murnahan said. Nicholas Sakelaris, star-telegram, "Road closures planned for Northeast Tarrant as commuter rail line nears completion," 20 June 2018 Overgrown weeds choked its path along the ground, and aluminum siding and wire mesh had been put down to keep out the critters. Liz Arnold, Longreads, "Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide," 11 July 2018 Distressed-wood siding and black garage doors enhance the exterior. Neal J. Leitereg,, "'West Wing' star Rob Lowe seeks $47 million for empty nest in Montecito," 30 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

: 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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