Definition of onside adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɒnˈsaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːnˈsaɪd//
, NAmE//ˌɔːnˈsaɪd//
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  • (in football (soccer ), hockey, etc.) in a position on the field where you are allowed to play the ball See related entries: Soccer
  • Idioms
    get/keep somebody onside
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    (British English) to get/keep somebody’s support The party needs to keep the major national newspapers onside if it's going to win the next election. See related entries: Soccer

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