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?

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  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. Michael Berry:

    All we really want for him – is to be back on the sideline coaching those kids – and nothing more.

  2. Rashad Jennings:

    Drinking Sprite and eating M&M's on the sideline, why not ? Didn't matter. I wasn't going to get into the game.

  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. Susan Rice:

    We will work with our international partners to sideline those who stand in the way of peace, drawing upon the full range of our multilateral and bilateral tools.

Images & Illustrations of sideline

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