Definition of Sideways

1. Adjective. (of movement) at an angle.

Exact synonyms: Crabwise
Similar to: Oblique



2. Adverb. With one side forward or to the front. "Crabs seeming to walk sidewise"
Exact synonyms: Sideway, Sidewise

3. Adverb. From the side; obliquely. "Scenes viewed sidewise"
Exact synonyms: Sideway, Sidewise

4. Adverb. Toward one side. "A figure moving sidewise in the shadows"
Exact synonyms: Sideway, Sidewise

5. Adverb. To, toward or at one side. "Darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
Exact synonyms: Obliquely, Sidelong

Definition of Sideways

1. adv. Toward the side; sidewise.

Definition of Sideways

1. Adjective. Moving or directed toward one side. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) Positioned sideways (gloss with a side to the front). ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) Neither moving upward nor moving downward. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: usually with "with" informal) In conflict (with); not compatible (with). ¹

5. Adverb. With a side to the front. ¹

6. Adverb. Towards one side. ¹

7. Adverb. Askance; sidelong. ¹

8. Adverb. (informal) Neither upward nor downward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sideways

1. toward or from one side [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sideways

sidetone
sidetones
sidetrack
sidetracked
sidetracking
sidetracks
sidewalk
sidewalk cafe
sidewalk superintendent
sidewalks
sidewall
sidewalls
sideward
sidewards
sideway
sideways (current term)
sidewheel
sidewheeler
sidewheelers
sidewheels
sidewhiskered
sidewind
sidewinded
sidewinder
sidewinders
sidewinding
sidewise
sideyard
sideyards
sidh

Literary usage of Sideways

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

1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Arm flinging sideways upward with alternate foot placing forward. Alternate foot placing sideways with hands on neck, and heel raising. ..."

2. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Arm flinging sideways upward with alternate foot placing forward. Alternate foot placing sideways with hands on neck, and heel raising. ..."

3. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"121, showing the spinose posterior femora: 3 n, the head seen in front; 3 b, the same seen sideways ; 3 e, the antenna. Fig. 4. ..."

4. Gymnastics: A Text-book of the German-American System of Gymnastics by William Albin Stecher (1896)
"1 DAC sideways right; DEC sideways right in rear of the shoulders ... 7 One-half DAC sideways right, DHC sideways right in front the arms extended downward ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Court, US ing lever fast when in the locking position, so that it could not be moved sideways from the outside, but only from the inside, by disengaging it ..."

6. Jackanapes: Daddy Darwin's Dovecot. The Story of a Short Life by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, Horatia K. F. Gatty (1887)
"He failed again from top-heaviness, and his prey escaped sideways as before, and, as before, lost ground in getting back to the direct road to the Pond. ..."

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