Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as endwise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb On end; erectly; in an upright position.
  • adverb With the end forward.

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  • adverb endwise

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We were placed in two ranks, "endways," in such a manner that the heads of the front-rank men rested between the feet of their respective

    The Scalp Hunters

  • Large blocks of stone, shaped to fit the upper surface of the rock, were laid upon it, generally endways, that is, with their smallest surface outwards, their length forming the thickness of the wall, which was sometimes as much as fifteen or twenty feet. [

    History of Phoenicia

  • What had happened was that a cannon shot had hit the go-down roof just as the rockets went off, and a falling slat had knocked me endways; when I came to the first thing I saw was the firing-frame in ruins, with a beam across it, and I remember thinking, ah well, no more Guy Fawkes night until next year.

    The Sky Writer

  • The shock of it knocked my wits endways - but only for a moment.

    Fiancée

  • Taking one endways in its bill and keeping it firm by a pressure of the tongue, it cuts a transverse notch by a lateral sawing motion of the sharp-edged lower mandible.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • They turned it endways up with the bedsteads and mattresses.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • They turned it endways up with the bedsteads and mattresses.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • The shock of it knocked my wits endways — but only for a moment.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The shock of it knocked my wits endways - but only for a moment.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The marble flags I ran on tilted endways, flinging me down on hands and knees.

    The King Must Die

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