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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The exterior of the home is enhanced with a mahogany deck and clad in shiplap siding, with a sprawling lawn in the front and a barbecue area in the back. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Chic beach bungalow in Montauk is perfect for a summer weekend," 2 July 2018 Sycuan Casino, which opened in 1983 as a modest bingo hall clad in aluminum siding, on Tuesday marked a milestone in its transformation into a modern, upscale resort. Michele Parente,, "Sycuan marks near-completion of first hotel," 22 May 2018 The container’s metal siding remains as the ceiling, giving the spaces an industrial feel. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Striking apartment building is made up of 140 shipping containers," 12 Nov. 2018 Keep the generator at least 10 feet from the house to minimize risks from CO and also the risk of the generator's hot muffler melting vinyl siding. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Home Generator 101: How to Power on When the Power Goes Out," 10 Sep. 2018 Pictures posted on the station’s Facebook page showed bullet holes in the glass and siding. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Manhunt on for gunman who shot disc jockey at Wisconsin radio station in apparent targeted attack, police say," 7 Aug. 2018 Her roof was missing a few shingles, gutters were torn off, and there was minor damage to her siding. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Tornado damage closes Manhattan post office," 27 June 2018 Opportunists stripped some of them of their wheels or aluminum siding. Aimee Green,, "Man who dumped junky RVs on Portland streets gets 25 days in jail," 5 Mar. 2018 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

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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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