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siding
     1. n. (North America) A building material which covers and protects the sides of a house or other building.
           Ugh. If there's one thing I can't stand it's cheesy vinyl siding.
           Whenever he hears an argument, he can't help siding with one party or the other.
     2. n. (rail transport) A second, relatively short length of track just to the side of a railroad track, joined to the main track by switches at one or both ends, used either for loading or unloading freight
side
     1. n. A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.
           A square has four sides.
     2. n. A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.
           A cube has six sides.
     3. n. One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.
           Which side of the tray shall I put it on?  nowrap - The patient was bleeding on the right side.
     4. n. A region in a specified position with respect to something.
           Meet me on the north side of the monument.
     5. n. The portion of the human torso usually covered by the arms when they are not raised; the areas on the left and right between the belly or chest and the back.
           I generally sleep on my side.
     6. n. One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of page, which can mean one or both surfaces.)
           John wrote 15 sides for his essay!
     7. n. One possible aspect of a concept, person or thing.
           Look on the bright side.
     8. n. One set of competitors in a game.
           Which side has kick-off?
     9. n. (Australia) A sports team.
     10. n. A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
           In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.
     11. n. (sports) Sidespin; english
           He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball.
     12. n. (UK, Australia, Ireland, dated) A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (from when there were only two channels).
           I just want to see what's on the other side — James said there was a good film on tonight.
     13. n. (US, colloquial) A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.
           Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?
     14. n. A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
           his mother's side of the family
     15. n. (baseball) The batters faced in an inning by a particular pitcher
     16. n. (slang) An unjustified air of self-importance.
     17. v. (intransitive) To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with with or rarely in with.
           Which will you side with, good or evil?
     18. v. To lean on one side.
     19. v. (transitive, obsolete) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
     20. v. (transitive, obsolete) To suit; to pair; to match.
     21. v. (transitive, shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
     22. v. To furnish with a siding.
           to side a house
     23. v. (transitive, cooking) To provide with, as a side or accompaniment.
     24. adj. Being on the left or right, or toward the left or right; lateral.
     25. adj. Indirect; oblique; incidental.
           a side issue; a side view or remark
     26. adj. (_) Wide; large; long, pendulous, hanging low, trailing; far-reaching.
     27. adj. (Scotland) Far; distant.
     28. adv. (_) Widely; wide; far.

Example Sentences

The empty carriages, in returning, are diverted into the siding

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