Dictionary: SICK'LY – SID'E-RO-SCOPE

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  1. Not healthy; somewhat affected with disease; or habitually indisposed; as, a sickly person, or a sickly constitution; a sickly plant.
  2. Producing disease extensively; marked with sickness; as, a sickly time; a sickly autumn.
  3. Tending to produce disease; as, a sickly climate.
  4. Faint; weak; languid. The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. – Dryden.

SICK'LY, v.t.

To make diseased. [Not in use.] – Shak.

SICK'NESS, n. [G. sucht.]

  1. Nausea; squeamishness; as, sickness of the stomach.
  2. State of being diseased. I do lament the sickness of the king. – Shak.
  3. Disease, malady; a morbid state of the body of an animal or plant, in which the organs do not perfectly perform their natural functions. Trust not too much your now resistless charms; / Those age or sickness soon or late disarms. – Pope. Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. – Matth. viii.

SIC-TRANSIT-GLORIA-MUNDI, adv. [Sic transit gloria mundi; L.]

Thus passes away the glory of the world.

SIDE, a.

  1. Lateral; as, a side post; but perhaps it would be better to consider the word as compound.
  2. Being on the side, or toward the side; oblique; indirect. The law hath no side respect to their persons. – Hooker. One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. – Dryden. So we say, a side view, a side blow. – Bentley. Pope.
  3. Long; large; extensive. [Obs.] – Shak.

SIDE, n. [Sax. sid, side, sida, a side, also wide, like L. latus, D. zyde, side, flank, page; zid, far; G. seite; Sw. sida; Dan. side, a side; sid or siid, long, trailing; sidst, last; Scot. side, long. These words indicate the radical sense to be to extend, dilate or draw out.]

  1. The broad and long part or surface of a thing, as distinguished from the end, which is of less extent and may be a point; as, the side of a plank; the side of a chest; the side off a of a house or of a ship. One side of a lens may be concave, the other convex. Side is distinguished from edge; as, the side of a knife or sword.
  2. Margin; edge; verge; border; the exterior line of any considered in length; as, the side of a tract of land or a field, as distinct from the end. Hence we say, the side of a river; the side of a road; the east and west side of the American continent.
  3. The part of an animal between the back and the face and belly; the part on which the ribs are situated; as, the right ride; the left side. This in quadrupeds is usually the broadest part.
  4. The part between the top and bottom; the slope, declivity, or ascent, as of a hill or mountain; as, the side of Mount Etna.
  5. One part of a thing, or its superficies; as, the side of a ball or sphere.
  6. Any part considered in respect to its direction or point of compass; as, to whichever side we direct our view. We see difficulties on every side.
  7. Party; faction; sect; any man or body of men considered as in opposition to another. One man enlists on the side of the tories; another on the side of the whigs. Some persons change sides for the sake of popularity and office, and sink themselves in public estimation. And sets the passions on the side of truth. – Pope.
  8. Interest; favor. The Lord is on my side. – Ps. cxviii.
  9. Any part being in opposition or contradistinction to another; used of persons or propositions. In that battle, the slaughter was great on both sides. Passion invites on one side; reason restrains on the other. Open justice bends on neither side. – Dryden.
  10. Branch of a family; separate line of descent; as, by the father's side he is descended from a noble family; by the mother's side his birth is respectable.
  11. Quarter; region; part; as, from one side of heaven to the other. To take sides, to embrace the opinions or attach one's self to the interest of a party when in opposition to another. To choose sides, to select parties for competition in exercises of any kind.

SIDE, v.i.

  1. To lean on one side. [Little used.] – Bacon.
  2. To embrace the opinions of one party or engage in its interest, when opposed to another party; as, to side with the ministerial party. All side in parties and begin th' attack. – Pope.

SIDE, v.t.

  1. To stand at the side of. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  2. To suit; to pair. [Not in use.] – Clarendon.

SIDE-BOARD, n. [side and board.]

A piece of furniture or cabinet work consisting of a table or box with drawers or cells, placed at the side of a room or in a recess, and used to hold dining utensils, &c.

SIDE-BOX, n. [side and box.]

A box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater, distinct from the seats in the pit.


An insect. – Derham.

SIDE-LING, adv. [from sidle; D. zydelings.]

  1. Sidewise; with the side foremost; as, to go sideling through a crowd. It may be used as a participle; as, I saw him sideling through the crowd.
  2. Sloping.

SIDE-LONG, a. [side and long.]

Lateral; oblique: not directly in front; as, a sidelong glance. – Dryden.


  1. Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side. – Milton.
  2. On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong. – Evelyn.

SID-ER, n.

  1. One that takes a side or joins a party.
  2. Cider. [Not in use.]

SID'ER-AL, or SI-DE'RE-AL, a. [L. sideralis, from sidus, a star.]

  1. Pertaining to a star or stars; astral; as, sideral light.
  2. Containing stars; starry; as, sidereal regions. Sidereal year, in astronomy, the period in which the fixed stars apparently complete a revolution and come to the same point in the heavens.

SID'ER-A-TED, a. [L. sideratus.]

Blasted; planet-struck. – Brown.

SID-ER-A'TION, n. [L. sideratio; sidero, to blast, from sidus, a star.]

A blasting or blast in plants; a sudden deprivation of sense; an apoplexy; a slight erysipelas. [Not used.] – Ray. Coxe. A sphacolus, or a species of erysipelas, vulgarly called a blast. – Parr.

SID'ER-ITE, n. [L. sideritis; Gr. id. from σιδηρος, iron.]

  1. The lodestone; also, iron-wort, a plant; also, the common ground pine [Teucrium chamæpitys, Linn.] – Coxe. Encyc. Parr.
  2. In mineralogy, a phosphate of iron. – Lavoisier. Fourcroy.


Brown spar. – Ure.


A mineral of a yellowish green color, soft and translucid, occurring in reniform or botryoidal masses. – Saussure.

SID-ER-O-GRAPH'IC, or SID-ER-O-GRAPH'IC-AL, a. [See Siderography.]

Pertaining to siderography, or performed by engraved pates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions.


One who engraves steel plates, or performs work by means of such plates.

SID-ER-OG'RA-PHY, n. [Gr. σιδηρος, steel, or iron, and γραφω, to engrave.]

The art or practice of engraving on steel, by means of which, impressions may be transferred from a steel plate to a steel cylinder in a rolling press of a particular construction. – Perkins.

SID'E-RO-SCOPE, n. [Gr. σιδηρος, iron, and σκοπεω, to view or explore.]

An instrument lately invented in France, for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance, mineral, vegetable, or animal. – Ferussac's Bul. 1827.