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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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 Garage doors should be reinforced from the inside, with wood studs or metal braces attached lengthwise. Brett Clarkson, sun-sentinel.com, 26 May 2021 Make a second set of cuts perpendicular to those, going lengthwise from the top of the onion to the root end. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2021 While the potatoes are still warm, cut them lengthwise or slice into coins. Washington Post, 9 May 2021 Remove the claws and split the body in half lengthwise. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 6 May 2021 When the shrimp are cool, peel them and cut in half lengthwise. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 4 May 2021 Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 It was made up of hundreds of strips of bamboo, cut to equal size and stuck lengthwise to the backing. Siva Sithraputhran, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2021 Grapes can be cut into quarters, hot dogs and string cheese can be quartered lengthwise and cut into pieces. Lauren Harrison, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lengthwise

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lengthwise was circa 1580

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“Lengthwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lengthwise. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lengthwise

: in the direction of the long side of something


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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