(Side"piece`) n. (Joinery) The jamb, or cheek, of an opening in a wall, as of door or window.
(Sid"er) n. One who takes a side.
(Si"der) n. Cider. [Obs.]
(Sid"er*al) a. [L. sideralis. See Sidereal.]
1. Relating to the stars.
2. (Astrol.) Affecting unfavorably by the supposed influence of the stars; baleful. "Sideral blast." Milton.
(Sid"er*a`ted) a. [L. sideratus, p. p. of siderari to be blasted by a constellation, fr. sidus,
sideris, a constellation.] Planet-struck; blasted. [Obs.]
(Sid`er*a"tion), n. [L. sideratio.] The state of being siderated, or planet-struck; esp., blast
in plants; also, a sudden and apparently causeless stroke of disease, as in apoplexy or paralysis. [Obs.]
(Si*de"re*al) a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a constellation, a star. Cf. Sideral, Consider,
1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.
2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied,
by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal
Sidereal clock, day, month, year. See under Clock, Day, etc. Sideral time, time as reckoned
by sideral days, or, taking the sidereal day as the unit, the time elapsed since a transit of the vernal
equinox, reckoned in parts of a sidereal day. This is, strictly, apparent sidereal time, mean sidereal
time being reckoned from the transit, not of the true, but of the mean, equinoctial point.
(Si*de"re*al*ize) v. t. To elevate to the stars, or to the region of the stars; to etherealize.
German literature transformed, siderealized, as we see it in Goethe, reckons Winckelmann among its