One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A flat-topped piece of furniture with cupboards and drawers, used for storing crockery, glasses, and table linen.
cabinet, cupboard, chiffonier, bureauView synonyms
- ‘Unquestionably, the finest piece of furniture in Temple Heights is the sideboard in the dining room.’
- ‘Jamie placed the last picture on the sideboard next to his desk and settled back into the chair.’
- ‘Recycled bureaus, sideboards, or wardrobes can create an Old World look.’
- ‘A pot of Russian tea, her customary holiday beverage, simmers on the stove; plates of iced sugar cookies wait to be carried to sideboards and coffee tables.’
- ‘From a drawer in the oak sideboard he fetched another crucifix on a heavy chain and a pair of thick bracelets.’
- ‘Alvin placed the tray squarely on the sideboard and turned three glasses upright.’
- ‘Now that couch, the sideboard where Grandpa kept Irish whiskey, the china cabinet where Grandma kept the good china and silver, are all downstairs in my living and dining room.’
- ‘As Washington and his new wife chose ceramics and glass to set a fashionable table, they also ordered new chairs, tables, sideboards, and other furniture, along with cloth for bed hangings and curtains.’
- ‘Ian slides a glass across the mahogany sideboard for Lindsay.’
- ‘The living room as an everyday room with a sideboard, coffee table, two chairs, and a sofa became standard in European homes.’
- ‘Reaching for a glass from the sideboard near his bookcase, he poured himself a whiskey.’
- ‘Danielle puts the glass down on the sideboard and walks over to him.’
- ‘The grade-A listed building is filled with Georgian furniture, including a mahogany dining table, a rosewood sideboard, a Chippendale mirror, four Chippendale chairs covered in red damask and two Hepplewhite armchairs.’
- ‘In the end, the right wall only displayed an antique sideboard, the china cupboard, a quaint old rocking chair Brianna couldn't bear to part with and a bookshelf.’
- ‘The shop carries a range of vintage and first edition pieces including lights, chairs, tables, desks, sideboards and accessories.’
- ‘Only having a Saturday to look for the bed, sofa, television, sideboard, desk, curtains, lamps, rugs and tables that we needed proved frustratingly restrictive.’
- ‘Stock includes dining tables, chairs, sideboards, credenzas, chests of drawers, lighting and accessories.’
- ‘Traditionally the Bretons have been skilled woodworkers, known for their chests, sideboards, dressers, wardrobes, and clock cases.’
- ‘Cabinets or sideboards with height lower than your study desk and dining table instantly makes your room look so much bigger and neater.’
- ‘On the sideboard are English drinking glasses and a Pittsburgh cut-glass decanter of about 1830 that descended in the wife's family.’
2usually sideboardsBritish A sideburn.‘bushy sideboards and a moustache’facial hair, whiskers, stubble, designer stubble, five o'clock shadow, bristlesView synonyms
3A board forming the side, or a part of the side, of a structure, especially a removable board at the side of a cart or lorry.
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