What does sideline mean?

Definitions for sideline

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sideline, out of bounds(noun)

    a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field

  2. sideline(noun)

    an auxiliary line of merchandise

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(verb)

    an auxiliary activity

  4. sideline(verb)

    remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position

    "The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"


  1. Sideline(v. t.)

    To render unable to participate in an activity, such as a sporting event; as, the pitcher was sidelined by a groin injury.


  1. sideline(Noun)

    A line at the side of something, as in "the yellow sideline of the road".

  2. sideline(Noun)

    A line defining the side boundary of a playing field.

  3. sideline(Noun)

    The area outside the playing field beyond each sideline.

    The coach stood on the sidelines and bellowed commands at the team.

  4. sideline(Noun)

    The outside or perimeter of any activity.

    She installed the whole fixture while he simply watched from the sidelines.

  5. sideline(Noun)

    Something that is additional or extra or that exists around the edges or margins of a main item.

  6. sideline(Verb)

    To place on the sidelines; to bench or to keep someone out of play.

    The coach sidelined the player until he regained his strength.

  7. sideline(Verb)

    To remove or keep out of circulation.

    The illness sidelined him for weeks.

  8. Origin: side + line

How to pronounce sideline?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say sideline in sign language?

  1. sideline


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sideline in a Sentence

  1. Randal Hill:

    [ Coach ] Buddy Ryan would always have Fox Friends stand on the sideline at attention and Buddy Ryan would film the playing of the national anthem, and if you moved at all, that was a $ 1,500 fine.

  2. Philippe Collard:

    Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak have a one, two, three punch here : Slowing growth, advertisers are still favoring established platforms and a very, very threatening competitor, probably, people are sitting on the sideline saying,' What do I do with Snap, is it going to be another Twitter ?'.

  3. Cincinnati Bengals:

    I tried to grip a ball on the sideline and thought it was just a bruise I could (play) through, but I went in and got the X-ray.

  4. Bill Burns:

    There is a quite reckless and dangerous effort underway not only to sideline career expertise but to sideline the department as an institution.

  5. Jeff Miller:

    Blood tests on the sideline, better imaging to identify a concussion -- that's the sort of transcendant science we were hoping to capture and encourage by running this challenge.

Images & Illustrations of sideline

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