Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

end +‎ -wise

Examples

  • In one of Lincoln's earliest military problems was involved the process of getting his company "endwise" through a gate.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America's greatest story teller

  • "endwise" by Mr. Hurley's practised fists after Hayne was struck down by the corporal's musket.

    The Deserter

  • This was Hamilton Grange's second move; in 1889, a developer offered it free for the taking, and the nearby church, after razing the house's portico and piazzas, rolled it two blocks down from the top of Harlem Heights, where it overlooked both Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, and shoehorned it in endwise to serve as a rectory.

    Hamilton's Shining House on a Hill

  • As she ran to catch up, Aya realized that the opening was exactly the right size for one of the cylinders to pass through endwise.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • It was made of gigantic boulders stabbed endwise into the ground.

    An Heroic Tale in an Enormous Tomb « A Fly in Amber

  • As she ran to catch up, Aya realized that the opening was exactly the right size for one of the cylinders to pass through endwise.

    Extras

  • As she ran to catch up, Aya realized that the opening was exactly the right size for one of the cylinders to pass through endwise.

    Extras

  • As she ran to catch up, Aya realized that the opening was exactly the right size for one of the cylinders to pass through endwise.

    Extras

  • As she ran to catch up, Aya realized that the opening was exactly the right size for one of the cylinders to pass through endwise.

    Extras

  • Secondly, do NOT think that you are going to hold back the ending because "I want the editor to be knocked endwise by the twist when s/he reads the book".

    Archive 2007-03-01

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