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sideline

play
noun side·line \ ˈsīd-ˌlīn \

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 in a Sentence

  1. She makes and sells jewelry as a sideline.

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First Known Use of sideline

circa 1862


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sideline

verb

Definition of sideline

transitive verb
:to put out of action :put on the sidelines

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First Known Use of sideline

1913


SIDELINE Defined for English Language Learners

sideline

play
noun

Definition of sideline for English Language Learners

  • : 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


sideline

verb

Definition of sideline for English Language Learners

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


SIDELINE Defined for Kids

sideline

play
noun side·line \ ˈsīd-ˌlīn \

Definition of sideline for Students

1 :a line marking the side of a playing field or court
2 :a business or a job done in addition to a person's regular occupation


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