longways

[ lawng-weyz, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌweɪz, ˈlɒŋ- /

adverb

Dance. in two long lines with the couples facing each other: to perform a country dance longways.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. longueuil,
  2. longueur,
  3. longus,
  4. longview,
  5. longwall,
  6. longwise,
  7. longwood,
  8. longworth,
  9. longworth, nicholas,
  10. longyearbyen

Origin of longways

First recorded in 1580–90; long1 + -ways

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British Dictionary definitions for longways

longways

US and Canadian longwise (ˈlɒŋˌwaɪz)

/ (ˈlɒŋˌweɪz) /

adverb

another word for lengthways
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Word Origin and History for longways

longways

adv.

1580s, from long (adj.) + way + adverbial genitive -s.

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