sideling

1 of 2

adverb

side·​ling ˈsīd-liŋ How to pronounce sideling (audio)
archaic
: in a sidelong direction : sideways

sideling

2 of 2

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

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

First Known Use

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Sideling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sideling. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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