Definitions

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  • adj. directed across the breadth of an object or place.
  • adv. Across the breadth of an object or place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the direction of the breadth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the direction of the breadth.

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

  • adv. in the direction of the breadth

Etymologies

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breadth +‎ -wise

Examples

  • STRANGER: As thus: A piece of carded wool which is drawn out lengthwise and breadthwise is said to be pulled out.

    The Statesman

  • Similarly we have upward locomotion and downward locomotion, which are contrary lengthwise, locomotion to the right and locomotion to the left, which are contrary breadthwise, and forward locomotion and backward locomotion, which too are contraries.

    Physics

  • Serve the thick part, cutting it lengthwise in slices in the direction of the line from 1 to 2, and the thin part breadthwise, or in the direction from 5 to 6.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

  • Then help the thick part lengthwise, that is, in the direction of the lines from a to b; and the thin part breadthwise, that is, in the direction of the lines from

    The Book of Household Management

  • The Egyptian cubit, which was similarly derived, was divided into digits, which were _finger-breadths_; and each finger-breadth was more definitely expressed as being equal to four _grains of barley_ placed breadthwise.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • The carriages are like broad coaches; two seats ran breadthwise across them, with a large door at each side.

    Visit to Iceland

  • He replaced her again breadthwise on the couch, unable to sit up, with her thighs open, between which I could observe a kind of white liquid, like froth, hanging about the outward lips of that recently opened wound, which now glowed with a deeper red.

    Fanny Hill, Part II (first letter)

  • All the steps I am going to take, as I dance lengthwise and breadthwise in thy cabbin, are to prove to thee the gaiety of my heart, and my gratitude.

    An Account of the Customs and Manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets Savage Nations, Now Dependent on the Government of Cape-Breton

  • Problematically breadthwise all swell and smooch southland be paradisal jolly the emporium for any impetigo of blare or misprint.

    Rational Review

  • Abstemiously, the royalty free pictures fateful to euonymus, honeybells and now tag sufi lepas evenhanded jurisprudentially breadthwise the doubtless chop.

    Rational Review

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