Definition of Sideline

1. Noun. A line that marks the side boundary of a playing field.

Exact synonyms: Out Of Bounds
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Touchline



2. Verb. Remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position. "The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"
Generic synonyms: Break, Bump, Demote, Kick Downstairs, Relegate

3. Noun. An auxiliary line of merchandise.

4. Noun. An auxiliary activity.
Exact synonyms: Avocation, By-line, Hobby, Pursuit, Spare-time Activity
Generic synonyms: Interest, Pastime, Pursuit
Specialized synonyms: Spelaeology, Speleology
Derivative terms: Avocational, Hobbyist

Definition of Sideline

1. Noun. A line at the side of something, as in "the yellow sideline of the road". ¹

2. Noun. (sports) A line defining the side boundary of a playing field. ¹

3. Noun. (usually plural) The area outside the playing field beyond each sideline. ¹

4. Noun. The outside or perimeter of any activity. ¹

5. Noun. Something that is additional or extra or that exists around the edges or margins of a main item. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To place on the sidelines; to bench or to keep someone out of play. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To remove or keep out of circulation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sideline

1. to put out of action [v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sideline

sideglancer
sideglancers
sideglances
sideglancing
sidehead
sideheads
sidehill
sidehills
sidekick
sidekicks
sidelength
sidelengths
sideless
sidelight
sidelights
sideline (current term)
sideline cut
sidelined
sideliner
sideliners
sidelines
sideling
sidelining
sideload
sideloaded
sideloading
sideloads
sidelobe
sidelobes
sidelock

Literary usage of Sideline

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1. Inside Football by Frank W. Cavanaugh (1919)
"CHAPTER XXII sideline PLAYS AND STRAIGHT BUCKS SOME of the worst errors committed in football are due to the failure of the coach to drill his team in the ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"sideline, adv. In even rows. Dev. SIDELING, (l)adr. Slanting; sideways. God bee thanked, hee hath the witte yet to enter sideling, like a gentlewoman with ..."

3. The German Drama in English on the Philadelphia Stage from 1794 to 1830 by Charles Frederic Brede (1918)
"sideline. May 29, 1824, with the following partial cast: Count Wilhelm, Richards; Dorlin. Warner; Adeline, Mrs. Hamp. "In act 3d view of a city in Germany. ..."

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