Definition of Edgewise

1. Adverb. With the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge. "Held it edgewise"

Exact synonyms: Edgeways



2. Adverb. As if by an edge; barely. "I could not get a word in edgewise"
Exact synonyms: Edgeways

Definition of Edgewise

1. Adverb. Edgeways. ¹

2. Adverb. As if by an edge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edgewise

1. sideways [adv] - See also: sideways

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edgewise

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

Literary usage of Edgewise

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1. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"C. The edgewise Position. — Leaves which are crosswise to the light are so much more conspicuous than those which are edgewise that it is natural to think ..."

2. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1919)
"IX, fig. 2). The formation of these oolites appears to have been connected with the life activities of the plant. edgewise Conglomerate. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... hairy, plaited, standing edgewise to the stem. Low plants, of easy culture if treated like freesias or hyacinths. Three or 4 corms in a 4-in. pot give ..."

4. First Lessons on Natural Philosophy, for Children by Mary A. Swift (1859)
"... has a broad ring set edgewise around it, and this ring shines, like the Moon. - What makes it shine ? ..."

5. Wooden Box and Crate Construction by Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.) (1921)
"The height of the drop is usually increased for each repetition of the cycle. Drop-edgewise Test—The drop-edgewise test is similar to the ..."

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