[ lengkth-wahyz, length-, lenth- ]
/ ˈlɛŋkθˌwaɪz, ˈlɛŋθ-, ˈlɛnθ- /

adverb, adjective

in the direction of the length.

Origin of lengthwise

First recorded in 1570–80; length + -wise
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Word Origin and History for lengthwise



1570s, from length + wise (n.). As an adjective by 1871.

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