sideways

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adverb or adjective side·ways \-ˌwāz\

Definition of sideways

  1. 1 :  from one side

  2. 2 :  with one side forward turn sideways

  3. 3a :  in a lateral direction or downward to one side hopped sideways slump sidewaysb :  askance look sideways at someone

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First Known Use of sideways

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SIDEWAYS Defined for English Language Learners

sideways

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adverb or adjective side·ways \-ˌwāz\

Definition of sideways for English Language Learners

  • : with one side facing forward

  • : to or toward the right or left side


SIDEWAYS Defined for Kids

sideways

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adverb or adjective side·ways \ˈsīd-ˌwāz\

Definition of sideways for Students

  1. 1 :  from one side I looked at it sideways.

  2. 2 :  with one side forward a sideways position He turned sideways to let me by.

  3. 3 :  to one side a sideways move The statue fell sideways.



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