• Sideboard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sideboard a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
    • n sideboard a board that forms part of the side of a bed or crib
    • n sideboard a removable board fitted on the side of a wagon to increase its capacity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sideboard A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service. "At a stately sideboard , by the wine,
      That fragrant smell diffused."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sideboard A side-table, as an additional dining-table; later, a more elaborate form of side-table, having the cupboard for plate combined with it. The modern sideboard usually contains one or more small closets, several drawers, and a number of shelves, in addition to the broad top, which is usually of a convenient height from the floor for receiving articles in immediate use in the service of the table. Sideboards are often fixed permanently, and form an important part of the decoration of the dining-room.
    • n sideboard A board forming a side, or part of a side, of something. Specifically
    • n sideboard 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 sideboard Same as lee-board.
    • n sideboard plural
    • n sideboard Standing shirt-collars.
    • n sideboard Side–whiskers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sideboard a piece of furniture on one side of a dining-room for holding dishes, &c.:
    • Sideboard (pl.) side-whiskers, stiff standing collars (slang)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.


In literature:

Whisky and a siphon and glasses were on the sideboard.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
And a dreadful noise, as if a sideboard laden with plates and dishes had fallen down, penetrated my ears.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Opposite the window a modern sideboard, which might have cost two-nineteen-six when new, completed the tale of furniture.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
Unfortunately my sideboard isn't stocked yet, and all the hospitality I can offer is here.
"The Lilac Girl" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The dealer was placing on the dining-room sideboard the wax model of the twelve Hours that the Loves were trying to delay.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Moreover, the ring was not in the serviette drawer of the sideboard.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
I never noticed those three bottles of wine on the sideboard.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Nigel walked over to the sideboard and took down the receiver.
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was, indeed, Madame Clemenceau, who put his half-emptied liquor glass upon the sideboard by him.
"The Son of Clemenceau" by Alexandre (fils) Dumas
On the sideboard are three beautiful silver dishes with spirit-lamps beneath them.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various

In poetry:

The mahogany table-top you smashed
Had been the broad plank top
Of my mother's heirloom sideboard-
Mapped with the scars of my whole life.
"The Minotaur" by Ted Hughes
It is a high, carved sideboard made of oak.
The dark old wood, like old folks, seems kind;
Its drawers are open, and its odours soak
The darkness with the scent of strong old wine.
"The Sideboard" by Arthur Rimbaud
A homestead, and horror and bareness beside,
Cut-glass in the sideboards, and carpets and chests;
The house was inflamed; this attracted the fence;
The lights swam in pleurisy, seen from outside.
"The Patient's Sweater" by Boris Pasternak
Too late to save my household gods,
My treasures rich and rare.
My ransacked cupboards yawned agape,
My sideboard, too, was bare.
And there, beside my tumbled couch,
My trousers lay with rifled pouch.
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
Atop the sideboards, in the empty room: no ptyx,
That voided toy of vibrant nonsense, left inside,
(Because the Master went to draw the tears from Styx
With that exclusive object wherein Naught takes pride.)
"Anxiety" by Stephane Mallarme

In news:

Antiqued Mirror Sideboard, Interior Homescapes, $1,971.
It was the picture of two ladders used to create a sideboard of sorts that prompted her memory.
This sideboard is a reproduction of one that originally appeared in Gustav Stickley's 1912 Craftsman Furniture Catalog as piece No 8141?2.
Behind this sideboard 's elegant front and sides is a very easy-to-build birch-plywood box joined with biscuits.
The sideboard 's interior is an open-ended rectangular plywood box, joined with biscuits.
Assemble the sideboard 's sides, without glue.
The cornucopia , that symbol of abundance and the harvest, has graced the Thanksgiving table or sideboard for generations.
The cornucopia , that symbol of abundance and the harvest, has graced the Thanskgiving table or sideboard for generations.
Matt and Ted Lee credit Southern Sideboards from the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi, for providing the starting point for this creamy soup.
A few knockouts are a George III walnut and parcel gilt mirror from the 1770s, a Coalbrookdale bench from England in the 1890s, and a Danish Modern sideboard, shown here.
Spalted sycamore gives this angular sideboard by Scotland-based designer Derek Walsh its uniquely patterned facade.
Behind this sideboard's elegant front and sides is a very easy-to-build birch-plywood box joined with biscuits.
Four-Drawer Sideboard by Skram Furniture.