lengthwise

adverb length·wise \ ˈleŋ(k)th-ˌwīz , ˈlen(t)th- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of lengthwise

:in the direction of the length :longitudinally

lengthwise

adjective

Examples of lengthwise in a Sentence

  1. Split the fruit lengthwise and discard the seeds.

  2. a piece of paper folded lengthwise

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First Known Use of lengthwise

circa 1580


LENGTHWISE Defined for English Language Learners

lengthwise

adverb

Definition of lengthwise for English Language Learners

  • : in the direction of the long side of something


LENGTHWISE Defined for Kids

lengthwise

adjective or adverb length·wise \ ˈleŋth-ˌwīz \

Definition of lengthwise for Students

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


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