from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. On end; upright.
- adv. With the end foremost.
- adv. Lengthwise.
- adv. End to end.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. upright, or standing on end
- adv. with the end towards the front or towards the observer
- adv. towards the ends
- adj. On-end; upright; pertaining or relating to the end.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On end; erectly; in an upright position.
- With the end forward or upward: as, to present or hold a staff endwise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. on end or upright
- adv. in or toward the direction of the ends; lengthwise
- adv. with the end forward or toward the observer
In one of Lincoln's earliest military problems was involved the process of getting his company "endwise" through a gate.
"endwise" by Mr. Hurley's practised fists after Hayne was struck down by the corporal's musket.
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.
It was made of gigantic boulders stabbed endwise into the ground.
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.
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".
The coffins were lifted endwise, and the dead Germans flung out upon their faces on the grass.
But, to make it still more plain: is not DISTANCE a line turned endwise to the eye?
Now when I came to an unknown place, where a stone was set up endwise, with a faint red cross upon it, and a polish from some conflict, I gathered my courage to stop and think, having sped on the way too hotly.
Nearly all are great oblong barns, turned endwise to the road, 50, 60, and even 100 feet long, with the end nearest the road the dwelling-house.