adverb or adjective Date: 1871 not offside ; in a position legally to play or receive the ball or puck

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  • onside — adj. (Sports) Not offside; being within the prescribed area of play. {offside} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onside — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) (in sport) not offside. 2) informal in or into a position of agreement …   English terms dictionary

  • onside — [än′sīd′] adv. Sports in the proper position for play; not offside adj. not offside …   English World dictionary

  • onside — [[t]ɒ̱nsa͟ɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ In games such as football and hockey, when an attacking player is onside, they have not broken the rules because at least two players from the opposing team are between them and the goal when the ball is passed to them.… …   English dictionary

  • onside — adjective a) Not in an offside position The goal was allowed because the attacker was onside. b) Favourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse …   Wiktionary

  • onside — adj. Onside is used with these nouns: ↑kick …   Collocations dictionary

  • onside — /ɒnˈsaɪd / (say on suyd) adjective 1. not offside. 2. in agreement, acting favourably: I ll be right now the wife s onside …   Australian English dictionary

  • onside — /on suyd , awn /, adj., adv. Sports. not offside; being within the prescribed line or area at the beginning of or during play or a play. [1840 50; ON + SIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • onside — on|side [ˌɔnˈsaıd US ˌa:n , ˌo:n ] adj, adv in a position where you are allowed to play the ball in sports such as football ≠ ↑offside …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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