sideling

adverb
side·​ling | \ ˈsīd-liŋ How to pronounce sideling (audio) \

Definition of sideling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: in a sidelong direction : sideways

sideling

adjective

Definition of sideling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : directed toward one side : oblique
2 archaic : having an inclination : sloping sideling ground

First Known Use of sideling

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sideling

Adverb

Middle English sidling, from side entry 1 + -ling entry 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sideling

Time Traveler for sideling

Time Traveler

The first known use of sideling was in the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for sideling

Cite this Entry

“Sideling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sideling. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

Comments on sideling

What made you want to look up sideling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!