length·​wise | \ ˈleŋ(k)th-ˌwīz How to pronounce lengthwise (audio) , ˈlen(t)th- \

Definition of lengthwise

: in the direction of the length : longitudinally

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lengthwise adjective

Examples of lengthwise in a Sentence

Split the fruit lengthwise and discard the seeds. a piece of paper folded lengthwise
Recent Examples on the Web Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Disney's Tonga Toast Is Stuffed With Bananas and Deep-fried — Here's How to Make It," 17 May 2020 Trim the tops off the strawberries and slice lengthwise ¼-inch thick. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "A steak salad with strawberry, celery and feta; and roasted strawberry granita," 14 May 2020 Not-so-sad desk lunch, anyone? Halve each cucumber lengthwise and, with side of chef’s knife, bash it slightly to crush, then cut each half into 4 to 6 chunks. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sesame Cucumber Salad," 14 Apr. 2020 Fold each sheet into thirds lengthwise, tear or cut (tearing on a straightedge will look better with this rough paper), and then repeat tearing / cutting into thirds with each of the strips of paper. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "These Plantable Valentines Are Sweet and Easy to DIY," 12 Feb. 2020 Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to create 2 skinnier triangles. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Pigs in a Blanket," 10 Jan. 2020 Slice open your bread rolls lengthwise, but don’t cut them all the way through. 2. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "Friendsgiving Will Set You Free," 26 Nov. 2019 Pierce each eggplant lengthwise with a knife, then place directly on the higher rack in the oven. Dayana Sarkisova, Washington Post, "Where there’s smoke, there’s an Armenian blistered eggplant dip," 26 Dec. 2019 Let stand until the glaze has set, then cut each slab lengthwise down the center, then crosswise into 1-inch bars. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: 3 irresistible recipes for your holiday cookie plate," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lengthwise

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Lengthwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lengthwise. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lengthwise

: in the direction of the long side of something


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length·​wise | \ ˈleŋth-ˌwīz How to pronounce lengthwise (audio) \

Kids Definition of lengthwise

: in the direction of the length a lengthwise fold Fold the paper lengthwise.

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