side·​ward ˈsīd-wərd How to pronounce sideward (audio)
variants or sidewards
: toward a side

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The stewards concluded Gutierrez guided his horse at least four paths to the outside causing another horse to go sideward. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2019 Models in luxury snake boots and sparkling disco heels suddenly appeared and — forgoing the dry catwalk strip — darted sideward to walk straight across the water. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, 25 Sep. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sideward was in the 15th century

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“Sideward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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adverb or adjective
side·​ward ˈsīd-wərd How to pronounce sideward (audio)
variants or sidewards
: toward the side

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