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LATERAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lateral mean? 

LATERAL (noun)
  The noun LATERAL has 1 sense:

1. a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

  Familiarity information: LATERAL used as a noun is very rare.


LATERAL (adjective)
  The adjective LATERAL has 2 senses:

1. situated at or extending to the side
2. lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body

  Familiarity information: LATERAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATERAL (noun)


Sense 1lateral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lateral; lateral pass

Hypernyms ("lateral" is a kind of...):

pass; passing; passing game; passing play ((American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate)


LATERAL (adjective)


Sense 1lateral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Situated at or extending to the side

Synonyms:

lateral; sidelong

Context examples:

the lateral branches of a tree / shot out sidelong boughs

Similar:

side (located on a side)


Sense 2lateral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body

Context example:

lateral lemniscus

Similar:

distal (directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body)


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