Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Done in a lateral manner.
  • adv. Relating to the direction to the side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By the side; sidewise; toward, or from, the side.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lateral manner, direction, or position; laterad; sidewise.

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

  • adv. in a lateral direction or location
  • adv. to or by or from the side

Etymologies

lateral +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because these lures sin laterally, the stop-start retrieve works really well.

    Favorite Lures of the Trout Guides

  • The dorsal surfaces of the frontals (on the top of the skull) possess large depressions while the ventral surfaces of the zygomatic processes (the structures that project laterally from the cheek regions) are strongly concave, again unlike the condition in other mysticetes.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Literally, "Speaking about a vehicle: To slip (skid), diverting itself laterally from the direction it was following."

    Road sign spanish

  • Its sloping back is crested with a row of cocoa-trees so regularly arranged, that it is difficult to conceive them planted by the unassisted hand of Nature; viewed laterally from a short distance, they present the form of a cock's-comb, on which account I gave the island this name, to distinguish it from the rest.

    A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1

  • But, your chances of getting another point are about as good as an 8 year olds as while you MIGHT be able to extend your arm, having anyone hit your sword laterally will likely cause it to fall out of your hand while you try to stop from screaming.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The beak is flattened laterally, that is, in a plane at right angles to that of a spoonbill or duck.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • In gouging out broad surfaces like trays or saddle seats it will be found of great advantage to work laterally, that is across the surface, especially in even grained woods as sweet gum.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Usually, for the same wing spread, the monoplane is narrower, laterally, which is a further aid to prevent tilting.

    Aeroplanes

  • Perhaps towards those regions the action of the crevice extends laterally, which is believed to cross the neck of granitic land between

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • In these four cases the impulse was sent in the first place laterally, that is, in the same concentric row of tentacles, and then towards the centre; but not centrifugally, or towards the exterior tentacles.

    Insectivorous Plants

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