What does sideline mean?

Definitions for sideline

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sideline, out of boundsnoun

    a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field

  2. sidelinenoun

    an auxiliary line of merchandise

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activityverb

    an auxiliary activity

  4. sidelineverb

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

    "The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"


  1. Sidelineverb

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


  1. sidelinenoun

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

    Etymology: side + line

  2. sidelinenoun

    A line defining the side boundary of a playing field.

    Etymology: side + line

  3. sidelinenoun

    The area outside the playing field beyond each sideline.

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

    Etymology: side + line

  4. sidelinenoun

    The outside or perimeter of any activity.

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

    Etymology: side + line

  5. sidelinenoun

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

    Etymology: side + line

  6. sidelineverb

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

    The coach sidelined the player until he regained his strength.

    Etymology: side + line

  7. sidelineverb

    To remove or keep out of circulation.

    The illness sidelined him for weeks.

    Etymology: side + line

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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. Penn State coach James Franklin:

    It took a lengthy replay review to confirm the initial call and when the official made the announcement Penix knew was coming, the wild celebration began inside the mostly empty stadium. Allen needed to pull out every trick in the book, too, especially afterSean Cliffordhooked up with Jahan Dotson on a 60-yard TD pass to give Penn State Penn State first lead of the second half, 21-20 with 2:30 left in regulation. Penn State sacked Penix on the next two plays, forced him to throw the ball away on third and an incompletion on fourth, taking the ball back on down at the Indiana 14. This time, Allen called for the defense to give up the touchdown, hoping for one more possession, and Devyn Ford obliged with a TD run that gave Penn State a 28-20 lead. We went through that situation this week. We went through that situation on the sideline. Obviously, we could have handled it better and I could have handled it better.

  2. 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.

  3. The NFL:

    We are dedicated to making football safer and continue to take steps to protect players, including rule changes, advanced sideline technology and expanded medical resources, we continue to make significant investments in independent research... and other efforts to accelerate the science and understanding of these issues.

  4. Sinan Ulgen:

    Erdogan's end goal is to consolidate enough popular support to switch to a presidential system. Davutoglu's end goal is to consolidate Ahmet Davutoglu own power and be a successful prime minister, the experience so far has been that when people who seemingly had weight in The AKP showed even a soft form of dissent, Erdogan was able to sideline them without significant consequences for the popularity of the party.

  5. 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.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. opaque
    • B. whirring
    • C. dangerous
    • D. suspicious

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