sideline definition, meaning - what is sideline in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sideline”

See all translations

sideline

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈsaɪd.laɪn/

sideline noun [C] (JOB)

an activity that you do as well as your main job: Jim works in a bank, but teaches French in the evenings as a sideline.

sideline noun [C] (SPORT)

mainly US (UK usually touchline) a line that shows the position of the side of an area where a sport is played: The ball fell just inside/on/outside the sideline.

sideline

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈsaɪd.laɪn/
If a sports player is sidelined they are prevented from playing or competing, and can only watch: Johnson has been sidelined through injury. to stop someone taking an active and important part in something: The minister was sidelined after he criticized party policy.
Translations of “sideline”
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 副業,兼職工作…
in Russian побочная работа…
in Turkish ek uğraş, ikinci iş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 副业,兼职工作…
in Polish dodatkowe zajęcie…
(Definition of sideline from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sideline?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sideline” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More