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

Examples of siding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stone chimney, trio of dormers, and shake siding will have lovers of historic architectural details absolutely swooning. Southern Living, "Our Randolph Cottage Is the Goldilocks of House Plans," 25 Feb. 2021 The bitty abode has natural cedar siding, reclaimed hardwood floors and doors, live edge counters and other craftsman handiwork. oregonlive, "Architectural styles for design-savvy travelers: Tiny house to floating house vacation rentals," 20 Nov. 2020 Other than the aluminum sheet that is used to make that hideous siding, can sheet is the least lucrative grind in the aluminum-processing industry. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Beer-Drinkers and Tax-Raisers," 1 Oct. 2020 The presence of a porch or patio came next at 17%, followed by elements like roof shape and siding style. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Most Sought-After Exterior Home Feature Might Surprise You," 14 Aug. 2020 The exterior walls of the first and second story feature gray clapboard siding of different sizes. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This Is What President Joe Biden’s Childhood Home Looks Like," 21 Jan. 2021 Other photos showed the storm had peeled the siding off of a warehouse near Bryan Dairy Road, which may have suffered the brunt of the tornado. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "Florida tornado flips cars, shears rooftops, downs trees," 16 Dec. 2020 Textured shingle siding had been replaced with aluminum. oregonlive, "A 1907 Craftsman, designed by Portland’s most famous anti-industrial architect and completely rebuilt, is for sale at $3.5 million," 8 Dec. 2020 On the outside, mixed siding and a stylish dormer add classic Craftsman curb appeal. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Compact Craftsman hits all the right notes," 25 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'siding.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of siding

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about siding

Statistics for siding

Last Updated

4 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Siding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for siding



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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on siding

What made you want to look up siding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!