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SIDEWAYS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sideways mean? 

SIDEWAYS (adjective)
  The adjective SIDEWAYS has 1 sense:

1. (of movement) at an angle

  Familiarity information: SIDEWAYS used as an adjective is very rare.


SIDEWAYS (adverb)
  The adverb SIDEWAYS has 4 senses:

1. with one side forward or to the front
2. from the side; obliquely
3. toward one side
4. to, toward or at one side

  Familiarity information: SIDEWAYS used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIDEWAYS (adjective)


Sense 1sideways [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of movement) at an angle

Synonyms:

crabwise; sideways

Similar:

oblique (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled)


SIDEWAYS (adverb)


Sense 1sideways [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With one side forward or to the front

Synonyms:

sideway; sideways; sidewise

Context examples:

turned sideways to show the profile / crabs seeming to walk sidewise


Sense 2sideways [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

From the side; obliquely

Synonyms:

sideway; sideways; sidewise

Context examples:

a picture lit sideways / scenes viewed sidewise


Sense 3sideways [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Toward one side

Synonyms:

sidewise; sideways; sideway

Context examples:

the car slipped sideways into the ditch / leaning sideways / a figure moving sidewise in the shadows


Sense 4sideways [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To, toward or at one side

Synonyms:

obliquely; sidelong; sideways

Context example:

darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face


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