Definitions

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

  • adverb & adjective Sideways.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Directed or tending to one side; lateral in course or bearing; sideling: as, a sidewise glance; to make a sidewise leap.
  • Toward one side; in an inclining position: as, to hold the head sidewise.
  • Laterally; on one side: as, the refraction of light sidewise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Slang. A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary.

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  • adverb sideways

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

  • adverb with one side forward or to the front
  • adverb toward one side
  • adverb from the side; obliquely

Etymologies

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side +‎ -wise

Examples

  • For in that instant the she-wolf leaped sidewise from the trail into the clump of spruce trees and disappeared.

    The She-Wolf

  • The man, half-slipping sidewise from the saddle, so as to fall clear if the mare toppled backward, threw his weight to the front and alongside her neck.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • The man, half-slipping sidewise from the saddle, so as to fall clear if the mare toppled backward, threw his weight to the front and alongside her neck.

    Planchette

  • For in that instant the she-wolf leaped sidewise from the trail into the clump of spruce trees and disappeared.

    The She-Wolf

  • Bink stooped low and swung the flat of his sword sidewise, sweeping dozens of thumbnail-sized cats into the lake.

    The Source of Magic

  • Mrs.C. translated, and I put in a French phrase sidewise every now and then.

    Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2

  • I stumble into and around poetry, frequently knocked sidewise.

    Bird Cloud

  • He gave me a sharp sidewise look, a skeptical who-are-you kind of look, and I braced myself for the inevitable question.

    Day of Honey

  • You sidewise reference to Behe there perpetuates a misconstrual of his testimony in Dover, by the way.

    Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision

  • In winter hurricane winds, loose snow loops sidewise in a grinding haze and the whole sky rolls like the ocean, hurling birds like rocks.

    Bird Cloud

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