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

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“Sideling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sideling. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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