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 Dictionary entry overview: What does laterally mean? 

LATERALLY (adverb)
  The adverb LATERALLY has 2 senses:

1. to or by or from the side
2. in a lateral direction or location

  Familiarity information: LATERALLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LATERALLY (adverb)

Sense 1laterally [BACK TO TOP]


To or by or from the side

Context example:

such women carry in their heads kinship knowledge of six generations depth and extending laterally among consanguineal kin as far as the grandchildren of second cousin


lateral (situated at or extending to the side)

Sense 2laterally [BACK TO TOP]


In a lateral direction or location

Context example:

the body is spindle-shaped and only slightly compressed laterally

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)


lateral (lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body)

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