lengthways

[ lengkth-weyz, length-, lenth- ]
/ ˈlɛŋkθˌweɪz, ˈlɛŋθ-, ˈlɛnθ- /
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adverb, adjective


Nearby words

  1. length,
  2. length between perpendiculars,
  3. length over all,
  4. lengthen,
  5. lengthman,
  6. lengthwise,
  7. lengthy,
  8. lengua,
  9. lenience,
  10. leniency

Origin of lengthways

First recorded in 1590–1600; length + -ways

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British Dictionary definitions for lengthways

lengthways

lengthwise

/ (ˈlɛŋkθˌweɪz, ˈlɛŋθ-) /

adverb, adjective

in, according to, or along the direction of length
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Word Origin and History for lengthways

lengthways

1590s, from length + -way, with adverbial genitive -s.

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