Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piece of dining room furniture having drawers and shelves for linens and tableware.
  • n. A board that forms a side or part of a side: the sideboards of a skating rink.
  • n. Chiefly British Sideburns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of dining room furniture having drawers and shelves for linen and tableware; originally for serving food
  • n. a board that forms part of the side of something
  • n. sideburns

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A side-table, as an additional dining-table; later, a more elaborate form of side-table, having the cupboard for plate combined with it.
  • n. A board forming a side, or part of a side, of something.
  • n. A vertical board forming the side of a carpenters' bench next to the workman, containing holes for the insertion of pins to hold one end of a piece of work while the other end is held by the bench-screw or clamp.
  • n. Same as lee-board.
  • n. plural
  • n. Standing shirt-collars.
  • n. Side–whiskers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a board that forms part of the side of a bed or crib
  • n. a removable board fitted on the side of a wagon to increase its capacity
  • n. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Etymologies

Sense 3, probably alteration of sideburns.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Whether the Bookshelf and the sideboard is available in various colors to matches with your style.

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  • Having three drawers, four cupboards and a considerable amount of space, this sideboard could be the answer to your storage needs.

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  • In place of a sideboard was a row of teletypes and a phone bank.

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  • Like a civic manifestation is the interior furniture: An oil-paint-portrait of the young sergeant Le Pen in bright parade-uniform, on a sideboard is the bible.

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  • But the praying Jesus above the sideboard is a little unusual, like the proverbial elephant in the room that no one mentions, so Parva decides there is only one thing to do.

    Sufficient Grace

  • On the sideboard was a photo of her on her wedding day and Janine stared at it for long moments, remembering how she had felt then with her brand-new husband beside her and a baby growing inside her belly.

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  • There was handsome old silver on the table and sideboard, which is a rare thing in France, as almost all the silver was melted during the

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  • Over the sideboard was a large and elaborate piece of needlework, a perfect maze of doors and windows in green and red worsted, with a gigantic bird on either side preparing to alight.

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  • On the sideboard were the remains of the General's lunch, which he had just finished.

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  • Opposite the sideboard was a couch, draped with a red and green chenille spread.

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