Definition of longways
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : lengthwise the books lie upright, longways, or diagonally on the shelves— Stephen Spender
2 dancing : in two straight lines this number is danced longways
\ " \
variants: or longways dance or less commonly longway \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ or longway dance
Definition of longways (Entry 2 of 2)
: a folk dance in which the basic formation is two lines of couples facing each other usually with men on one side and women on the other — compare contredance
Keep scrolling for more
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- The Words of the Week - 6/18/21
- The Disparity Between 'Desperate' and 'Disparate'
- An Impartial View of 'Fair' and 'Fare'
- A Guide to Em Dashes, En Dashes, and Hyphens
Ask the Editors