Definition of Edgeways

1. Adverb. As if by an edge; barely. "I could not get a word in edgewise"

Exact synonyms: Edgewise



2. Adverb. With the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge. "Held it edgewise"
Exact synonyms: Edgewise

Definition of Edgeways

1. adv. With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.

Definition of Edgeways

1. Adverb. With the edge facing in the direction of movement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edgeways

1. edgewise [adv] - See also: edgewise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Edgeways

edgebandings
edgebone
edgebones
edged
edgeless
edgelessness
edgelike
edgelong
edgepath
edgepaths
edger
edgers
edges
edgeware
edgewares
edgeways (current term)
edgewise
edgewise appliance
edgework
edgie
edgier
edgiest
edgily
edginess
edginesses
edgingly
edgings
edgrow
edgrowth

Literary usage of Edgeways

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (1854)
"Their appearance when seen edgeways in 1848—Schmidt's drawings of them.—7. Mountains upon them.—8. Their dimensions. —9. Discovery of the obscure ..."

2. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1847)
"... like a large tomb-stone, placed edgeways, having on the outside certain barbarous carv- ings, like snakes encircled, but without heads. ..."

3. Elements of Physics: Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical ; Explained by Neil Arnott (1829)
"If we suppose ASP to represent a plate of glass seen edgeways, and that towards the point S in it, an eye is looking from the point D, evidently then, ..."

4. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1847)
"... and arranged in such a manner, that when pressure is applied, the plate of the spring may be deflected edgeways, or in reference to its breadth, ..."

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