Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A view of anything as seen from the side.
  • n. Specifically, in botany, of diatoms, that aspect in which the surface of the valve is turned toward the observer: same as valve-view.

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Examples

  • He glanced in his side-view mirror and watched Holly walk up the steps and across the porch and disappear inside of that run-down house.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • All the barrier islands have the geographic weakness of jutting out into the Atlantic like the side-view mirror of a car, a location that's frequently been in the path of destructive storms over the decades.

    Hurricane Irene regains Category 2 strength

  • He stares at the side-view mirror for a long time.

    Monkeytown prologue/chapter first

  • Dear Heloise: My favorite shower-cap use is to put some over the side-view mirrors in the winter to keep off snow and ice.

    Hints From Heloise

  • Kara Zor-El can†™ t resist smiling at herself when she finds this side-view mirror on the streets of Metropolis.

    DC Comics for February 2010 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • If so, was he looking in the side-view mirror and not looking at the road ahead?

    AP: Truck firm in train wreck had safety citations

  • They speed down one narrow side street, turn abruptly, then hurtle down another, but these maneuvers are not enough for them to elude her pursuers; she can see their headlights in the side-view mirrors, vanishing as they round a corner, only to reappear a split second later.

    William and Kate

  • In the side-view mirror I could see an officer leaning forward with a hand on his holster.

    Brooklyn Story

  • On a separate incident, I broke the side-view mirror.

    Bad luck streak …

  • Hyundai It's all here: adaptive cruise control; LED turn indicators; adaptive headlamps; lane-departure warning system; front side-view camera; t hin-film transistor valor monitor in the instrument cluster.

    Horse of a Different Dolor

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