Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. On end; upright.
  • adv. With the end foremost.
  • adv. Lengthwise.
  • adv. End to end.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. upright, or standing on end
  • adv. with the end towards the front or towards the observer
  • adv. towards the ends
  • adj. On-end; upright; pertaining or relating to the end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On end; erectly; in an upright position.
  • With the end forward or upward: as, to present or hold a staff endwise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. on end or upright
  • adv. in or toward the direction of the ends; lengthwise
  • adv. with the end forward or toward the observer

Etymologies

end +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

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