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

  • adv. Toward one side: took a step sideways; a sideways glance.
  • adv. From one side: a painting lit sideways; sideways pressure.
  • adv. With the side forward: turned sideways to show the profile; a sideways view.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Moving or directed toward one side.
  • adj. Positioned sideways (with a side to the front).
  • adj. Neither moving upward nor moving downward.
  • adj. In conflict (with); not compatible (with).
  • adv. With a side to the front.
  • adv. Towards one side.
  • adv. Askance; sidelong.
  • adv. Neither upward nor downward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the side; sidewise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as sidewise.

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

  • adv. to, toward or at one side
  • adv. toward one side
  • adv. from the side; obliquely
  • adj. (of movement) at an angle
  • adv. with one side forward or to the front


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