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 Its exterior is made with solid Nordic Spruce wood that can be stained, painted, or finished with siding. Carly Kulzer,, 7 May 2022 Preserving the best of the old—lime-washed brick, shiplap siding, a charming cupola—Blackband brought in the new. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 The manufacturer offers a four-year guarantee on this product for decks and six years for fences and siding. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2022 Homeowners can expect to get back about 86% of the costs of installing vinyl siding and 67% of vinyl windows, but only 63% of wood windows. Anna Bahney, CNN, 15 Apr. 2022 The siding was replaced and a new metal roof installed. Mary Colurso |, al, 16 Apr. 2022 With its two claw hands, the robot can remove a worker from scaling a high rise in order to paint the siding. Saige Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 The south Louisville apartment building has been given a fresh coat of paint on the siding and stairs, but at least one bullet hole remains visible outside the bedroom that used to belong to Taylor's younger sister. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 26 Feb. 2022 More often the bubbles are caused by warm, moist inside air working its way to the outside, condensing on the siding, and working its way through. Mark Philben,, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of siding

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Siding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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