Sidney

/sid"nee/, n.
1. Sir Philip, 1554-86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
2. a city in N Ohio. 17,657.
3. a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.
Also, Sydney (for defs. 1, 3).

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(as used in expressions)
Altman Sidney
Bechet Sidney
Sidney Chayefsky
Ensor James Sidney Baron
Hillman Sidney
Lumet Sidney
Mount William Sidney
Nolan Sir Sidney
Perelman Sidney Joseph
Poitier Sidney
Sidney Sir Philip
Webb Sidney James and Beatrice

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      city, seat (1870) of Cheyenne county, western Nebraska, U.S. It lies in the valley formed by Lodgepole Creek, a few miles north of the Colorado state line, in the Nebraska panhandle. It was founded in 1867 by the Union Pacific Railroad (Union Pacific Railroad Company) as a construction camp and named for Sidney Dillon, president of the railroad. Because of raids by the Sioux, Fort Sidney was built nearby. The city became an important cattle-ranching area and served as a supply depot during the 1876–77 Black Hills gold rush; it subsequently developed as a trading centre for farmers and ranchers. Agriculture is important to the economy; Sidney lies in the state's top wheat-growing area, and cattle ranching remains significant. The city also is one of Nebraska's largest producers of oil and natural gas. Sidney is home to a large outdoor-recreation retailer's corporate headquarters, which features wildlife exhibits. Western Nebraska Community College (1965) is on the site formerly used by the World War II Sioux Army ordnance depot. The Fort Sidney Complex preserves buildings and artifacts from the fort. Inc. village, 1885; city, 1953. Pop. (2000) 6,282; (2005 est.) 6,442.

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