sideline


1side·line

noun \-ˌlīn\

: a line that marks the outside edge of a sports field or court

: the space outside the area where a game is played on a field or court

: a job that is done in addition to your main job

Full Definition of SIDELINE

1
:  a line at right angles to a goal line or end line and marking a side of a court or field of play for athletic games
2
a :  a line of goods sold in addition to one's principal line
b :  a business or activity pursued in addition to one's regular occupation
3
a :  the space immediately outside the lines along either side of an athletic field or court
b :  a sphere of little or no participation or activity —usually used in plural

Examples of SIDELINE

  1. She makes and sells jewelry as a sideline.

First Known Use of SIDELINE

circa 1862

Rhymes with SIDELINE

A-line, affine, airline, align, alkyne, alpine, assign, at sign, balkline, baseline, beeline, benign, bloodline, blue line, blush wine, bovine, bowline, branchline, breadline, bright-line, buntline, bustline, byline, call sign, canine, caprine, carbine, carmine, cervine, chow line, clothesline, cloud nine, coastline, combine, compline, condign, confine, consign, corvine, cosign, cutline, dateline, deadline, decline, define, design, divine, dragline, driveline, earthshine, Einstein, eiswein, end line, enshrine, entwine, equine, ethyne, fall line, fault line, feline, ferine, first-line, flatline, flight line, foul line, fräulein, frontline, front line, goal line, gold mine, grapevine, guideline, hairline, hard-line, hard pine, headline, hemline, high sign, hipline, Holbein, hotline, ice wine, incline, indign, in fine, in-line, Irvine, jawline, jug wine, landline, land mine, lang syne, lifeline, load line, longline, lupine, mainline, main line, malign, midline, moline, moonshine, neckline, off-line, old-line, online, opine, outline, outshine, ovine, Pauline, peace sign, Petrine, pipeline, piscine, pitch pine, plotline, plumb line, plus sign, pontine, porcine, potline, pound sign, propine, punch line, rapine, recline, redline, red pine, refine, reline, repine, resign, Rhine wine, ridgeline, roofline, Sabine, saline, Scotch pine, scrub pine, setline, shoreline, short line, sight line, skyline, snow line, soft-line, spring line, straight-line, strandline, straw wine, streamline, strip mine, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, times sign, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, tree line, trephine, trotline, truckline, trunk line, tumpline, turbine, untwine, ursine, vespine, V sign, vulpine, waistline, white line, white pine, white wine, woodbine, yard line, zebrine, Z line

2sideline

transitive verb

: to prevent (a player) from playing in a game especially because of injury, illness, etc.

Full Definition of SIDELINE

:  to put out of action :  put on the sidelines

First Known Use of SIDELINE

1943

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sideliner
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sidelight
All Words Near: sideline

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sideline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).