Sidney [sid-nee] Examples noun

  1. Sir Philip,1554–86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
  2. a city in N Ohio.
  3. a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.

Also Syd·ney (for defs 1, 3). Examples from the Web for sidney Contemporary Examples of sidney

  • She says he introduced her to Sidney Poitier and promised to help her career.

    Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004

    Marlow Stern

    November 24, 2014

  • Scorsese made movies with De Niro and I was making movies with [Sidney] Lumet.

    Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: ‘The Humbling,’ Scorsese, and That ‘Scarface’ Remake

    Alex Suskind

    September 9, 2014

  • “Hillary had [Clinton aide] Sidney Blumenthal call people before my book came out, trashing it,” she says.

    Gail Sheehy Books Passage to the Past

    Lizzie Crocker

    September 3, 2014

  • “Sidney always comes in under budget and has it in his contract that he keeps the difference,” he told me, raising his eyebrows.

    Almost Famous: A Father’s Day Story

    Alex Belth

    June 15, 2014

  • His idols and inspirations, he says, were Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

    Norm Lewis, Broadway’s First Black ‘Phantom,’ on Racism, Heroes, and Dream Roles

    Tim Teeman

    March 21, 2014

  • Historical Examples of sidney

  • Life, that had seemed so simple, had grown very complicated for Sidney.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Certainly, as if treading on dangerous ground, Sidney avoided it.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Sidney, left alone, stood in the little parlor beside the roses.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The boy fell into the ecstasy of content that always came with Sidney’s presence.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • When he reached the doorstep, Sidney was demurely seated and quite alone.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • British Dictionary definitions for sidney Sidney Sydney noun

    1. Algernon. 1622–83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
    2. Sir Philip. 1554–86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English

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