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

Definition of lengthwise

: in the direction of the length : longitudinally

Other Words from lengthwise

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 All-beef hot dog, split and grilled lengthwise for a caramelized exterior with any of your favorite toppings. cleveland, 19 July 2022 In a recent version, the okra was sliced lengthwise down the middle, coated in a tempura batter, then deep fried and served with a homemade hot sauce. New York Times, 11 July 2022 Like a butterfly and its wings, symmetrical halves are connected lengthwise at a thin center. Meredith Schwartz, Bon Appétit, 4 July 2022 The tapetum is composed of a bunch of long collagen fibers, lined up lengthwise and suspended in fluid. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 28 June 2022 The catapults are identifiable in the image at the top of the story as the three long channels running lengthwise along the flight deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2022 However, the air is circulated along the circumference of the cylindrical plane, not lengthwise. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Cut the cucumber halves in half lengthwise – creating four spears in total – and line up the spears next to one another to cut them into diced pieces. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Roll it up lengthwise, stretching the dough gently to lengthen it more once the initial roll is started. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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adjective or adverb
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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