Definition of sidebar in English:
nounchiefly North American
1A short article in a newspaper or magazine, typically boxed, placed alongside a main article, and containing additional or explanatory material.
- Rather than offering a balanced analysis, the author's main focus is on scandals, which are enhanced with sidebars and pejorative human-interest stories.
- Well-captioned graphs, short sidebars with financial and market statistics, and fully explained photos make the editorial sections a pleasant read.
- A short sidebar explored how many people were going online to discuss the bombing.
1.1 Computing (In a graphical user interface) a narrow vertical area that is located alongside the main display area, typically containing related information or navigation options: Windows Explorer’s sidebar is a great place to house shortcuts to your favorite folders and other tools
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- When you search another search engine, such as Google, it also runs a Lycos search in the sidebar.
- You can expand on this all you want with extra toolbars and sidebars available for your perusal, but the clean approach keeps it very simple to use.
- I'll add it to my blogroll in the sidebar.
1.2A secondary, additional, or incidental thing; a side issue.
- When they told me about him, I was crossing my fingers hoping he was from Seattle because it would have been a great sidebar for my series, but he wasn't.
- Incidentally, as a sidebar, the arms deals provide vital levers of control in terms of spare parts supplies.
- Believing that music should be free, man, a groundswell of penny-pinching hippies forced the promoter to provide free concerts as a sidebar to the festival.
1.3 (also sidebar conference) (In a court of law) a discussion between the lawyers and the judge held out of earshot of the jury.
- Is this a sidebar conference on something the attorney general has so authoritatively stated his position on?
- In a day filled with numerous sidebars requested by the Assistant District Attorney Thomas, Smith maintained her innocence and asserted that Laura Jones could not have committed the crime.
- It's not a question to be decided by the Supreme Court and certainly not an issue to be decided in a sidebar on a case about the First Amendment.
Words that rhyme with sidebarZanzibar • crossbar
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