verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- later han,
- later on,
- lateral aberration,
- lateral ampullar nerve,
- lateral bud,
- lateral canal,
- lateral cartilage of nose
Origin of lateral
Examples from the Web for lateral
Lateral Squats - For this variation, you step to the side as your do your squats.Squats: The Absolutely Incredible Secret to Staying in Shape|Ari Meisel|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lateral move in the offing provides opportunity to trailblaze new frontiers under existing career auspice.
But questionable defense and lack of explosiveness and lateral quickness may cause Fredette to "fredette about it."
The print of a normal foot shows only the heel, the lateral border of the foot, and the balls and tips of the toes.
A number of fragments of bone (one lodged in the wall of, but not penetrating, the lateral sinus) and pulped brain were removed.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
With a lateral bound he cleared the brushy hedge and was lost to view.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
Each arm is furnished on both sides with lateral processes so as to assume a feather-like appearance.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Softening of the ligaments may permit of lateral mobility, and sometimes partial dislocation occurs.
Word Origin for lateral
early 15c., from Middle French latéral and directly from Latin lateralis "belonging to the side," from latus (genitive lateris) "side" (see oblate (n.)). As a noun, from 1630s, "a side part." As a type of pass to the side in U.S. football, it is attested from 1934. Related: Laterally.