sideways

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adverb or adjective side·ways \ ˈsīd-ˌwāz \

Definition of sideways

1 :from one side
2 :with one side forward
  • turn sideways
3 a :in a lateral direction or downward to one side
  • hopped sideways
  • slump sideways
b :askance
  • look sideways at someone

First Known Use of sideways

1572



SIDEWAYS Defined for English Language Learners

sideways

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adverb

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 :from one side
  • I looked at it sideways.
2 :with one side forward
  • a sideways position
  • He turned sideways to let me by.
3 :to one side
  • a sideways move
  • The statue fell sideways.


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