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

  • adv. Lengthwise.

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  • adv. Lengthwise; longways; lengthways.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Lengthwise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the direction of length; lengthwise.

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

  • adv. in the direction of the length


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long +‎ -wise


  • I dropped down on that trail with my 85 Toyota 4x4 pick up in July 86 and when I turned around to head back up, someone putt sticks longwise across for added traction which aided until one of the sticks got caught in my emergency brake cable causing my rear brakes to lock up but I was able in low range to continue without stopping.

    Clay in late 1985 I bought a new 4x4 and proceeded to drive it into the Eielson Outback. Remember those roads?

  • Lying, also dressed and also across the bed, not longwise, are a Chinaman, a Lascar, and a haggard woman.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • Too much of him longwise, too little of him broadwise, and too many sharp angles of him anglewise.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • On the way in, the individual into whose longwise eyes Walker had aimed his flashlight reached out to whack him solidly on the back of his skull, setting his head ringing.

    Lost And Found

  • He sank two lumps of sugar deftly longwise through the whipped cream.


  • Meanwhile Sir Percival unlocked a cupboard beneath one of the book-cases, and produced from it a piece of parchment, folded longwise, many times over.

    The Woman in White

  • He halved each longwise, cut each half crosswise, scraped the results into the kettle.


  • After half an hour Pippin said: 'I hope we have not turned too much towards the south, and are not walking longwise through this wood!

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Then he has wrung them as if he were wringing the necks of poultry, and fixed them on his drying line with thorns and spikes, and finally he has taken the battered garments to his torture chamber and ploughed them with his iron, longwise and crosswise and slantwise, and dropped glowing cinders on their tenderest places.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • He had hardly time to twist his paddle around longwise and duck his head when the current sucked him under the cliff.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires Adventures on Winding Waters


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