Definitions

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

  • adv. Sideways.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. sideways

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

side +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

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.

    Planchette

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • She brushed her nose with her paws, trying to dislodge the fiery darts, thrust it into the snow, and rubbed it against twigs and branches, and all the time leaping about, ahead, sidewise, up and down, in a frenzy of pain and fright.

    The Lair

  • And there was no human ... only a small cockatoo that twisted his head impudently and sidewise at him and repeated, "Cocky."

    CHAPTER XI

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