adverb or adjective
on·​side | \ ˈȯn-ˈsīd How to pronounce onside (audio) , ˈän- \

Definition of onside

: not offside : in a position legally to play or receive the ball or puck

Examples of onside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson is keen to get his party back onside ahead of district elections in May, when the opposition Labour party hopes to convert a national poll lead into gains across England. Emily Ashton, Bloomberg.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, in the international press, Orbán is taking a beating for being too pro-Putin and coming onside to sanctions on Russia only belatedly. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 16 Mar. 2022 Clinch’s superbly modulated performance, and the way the compassionate camera lavishes on Cáit all the attention that quiet, nice kids like her rarely receive, to bring us back onside. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 12 Mar. 2022 Vazquez took a pass in stride after attempting to stay onside, and passed the ball past Hamid for what could have been a 1-0 lead. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 5 Mar. 2022 After the Lions went up 7-0, Seibert kicked onside and Tracy Walker recovered at the Detroit 47. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 26 Oct. 2021 Kevin Stott determined Castellanos was kept onside by Henry Kessler. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Halfords also tripled its central bike-build capacity, so that shoppers stayed onside. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Kevin Kelley is the Arkansas high school football coach that never punted and always onside-kicked. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of onside

1871, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

5 Apr 2022

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“Onside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onside. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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