Definitions

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

  • adv. In the direction of the breadth.

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  • adv. breadthwise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Breadthwise.

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

  • adv. in the direction of the breadth

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Examples

  • It is composed of flesh-like substance, and is elastic both lengthways and breadthways.

    The History of Animals

  • Search through Christendom, lengthways and breadthways, there was not a public usage, an institution, an economy, which more profoundly slept in the sunshine of divine favour or of civil prosperity, than the peculiar mode authorized and practised in

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • Mijnheer took up a root here and there, telling her something of the history of each; explaining how the narcissus increased and the tulips grew; showing her hyacinth bulbs cut in half-breadthways with all the separate severed layers distended by reason of the growing and swelling of the seeds between.

    The Good Comrade

  • Search through Christendom, lengthways and breadthways, there was not a public usage, an institution, an economy, which more profoundly slept in the sunshine of divine favor or of civil prosperity, than the peculiar mode authorized and practised in Scotland of appointing to every parish its several pastor.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2

  • It was of soft leather, and about eight inches wide, sewed lengthways and breadthways in small squares, in which I presumed the diamonds were deposited.

    The Little Savage

  • It was of soft leather, and about eight inches wide, sewed lengthways and breadthways in small squares, in which, I presumed the diamonds were deposited.

    The Little Savage

  • I concluded, therefore, said Brugmans, that if the iron plates were interposed between the magnet and the needle lengthways, instead of breadthways or right across, the action of the magnet on the magnetic needle would, in consequence of this great increase of resistance, become still weaker, or perhaps evanescent.

    Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life.

  • This [last] country begins at Mount Libanus, and the fountains of Jordan, and reaches breadthways to the lake of Tiberias; and in length is extended from a village called Arpha, as far as Julias.

    The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem

  • _breadthways_; and in this case it will be found that the needle, which had been previously deflected by the magnet from its natural position at one of its poles, will instantly resume the same, either wholly or very nearly so — then to interpose the same piece of iron _lengthways_; in which case the position of the compass needle will be scarcely or not at all affected.

    Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life.

  • _breadthways_ constantly acquires its two opposite poles at both ends

    Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life.

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