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[sahyd-werd] /ˈsaɪd wərd/
directed or moving toward one side.
Also, sidewards. toward one side.
Origin of sideward
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at side1, -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With sideward head she stood some seconds, smiling; and she sighed: "My name is Rachel—"

    The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel
  • No sideward glance they cast nor backward did Margaret ever look.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • The boat answered the touch and gave a sideward lurch that sent it broadside against the vessel, and Hugh woke as from a trance.

    Miss Dexie Stanford Eveleth
  • Tam Wylie probed him slyly, with a sideward glimmer in his eye.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • General von Werder had no alternative but to follow this sideward movement in all haste.

    The Franco-German War of 1870-71 Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  • Cicely demanded, indicating the nurse with a sideward wave of her head.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • He saw it all with a sideward glance, his attention on the prowler.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • He gazed at her villainously, out of sideward, blood-shot eyes.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • The sideward movement stopped, leaving the rocket canted at an angle of about forty-five degrees.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • The Deacon grew uncomfortable beneath his sideward, estimating eye.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
British Dictionary definitions for sideward


directed or moving towards one side
towards one side
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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