American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports A line along either of the two sides of a playing court or field, marking its limits.
- n. Sports The space outside such limits, occupied by coaches, inactive players, and spectators.
- n. The position or point of view of those who observe rather than participate in an activity: the political sidelines.
- n. A subsidiary line of merchandise.
- n. An activity pursued in addition to one's regular occupation.
- v. Informal To remove or keep from active participation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A line pertaining or attached to the side of something; specifically, in the plural, lines by which the fore and hind feet on the same side of a horse or other animal are tied to prevent straying or escape.
- n. A line or course of business aside from or additional to one's regular occupation.
- To hobble, as a horse.
- n. In foot-ball, hockey, and similar games, a line defining the limit of play on the side of the field, and outside of which the ball is out of bounds.
- n. A line at the side of something, as in "the yellow sideline of the road".
- n. sports A line defining the side boundary of a playing field.
- n. usually plural The area outside the playing field beyond each sideline.
- n. The outside or perimeter of any activity.
- n. Something that is additional or extra or that exists around the edges or margins of a main item.
- v. transitive To place on the sidelines; to bench or to keep someone out of play.
- v. transitive To remove or keep out of circulation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A line pertaining or attached to the side of a thing.
- Specif., a line for hobbling an animal by connecting the fore and the hind feet of the same side.
- Canada, Canada A line of goods sold in addition to one's principal articles of trade; a course of business pursued aside from one's regular occupation.
- Canada A secondary road; esp., a byroad at right angles to a main road.
- n. an auxiliary line of merchandise
- v. remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
- n. an auxiliary activity
- n. a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
- side + line (Wiktionary)
“Nick Barnett is able to play sideline to sideline from the middle, and weakside linebacker A.J. Hawk is capable against the run or the pass.”
“And once it became clear that he would undergo a hearing, why did Griffin sideline himself with the colorful observation that undergoing Senate confirmation would be "like volunteering to stand in front of a firing squad in the middle of a three-ring circus?”
“The only thing keeping that capital on the sideline is the ability to have more comfort about what value is.”
“Still on the sideline is the far right-wing, whose pro-apartheid Afrikaner”
“I do a small work at home job that they are calling a sideline business even though I do not own it.”
“Beyond the lightness and charm she brought to the sideline was the inescapable fact that this girl knew her stuff.”
“The beige hat Favre sports on the sideline is a hot item.”
“Usually taking some time off and a chance to observe your team from the sideline is a tonic of sorts.”
“The call from the sideline was a pass to the left side.”
“Mahoney, 54, is in his 30th season at Bogota and watching him nervously pace the sideline is a show unto itself.”
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