[lawng-weyz, long-]
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  1. longwise.

Origin of longways

First recorded in 1580–90; long1 + -ways
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Examples from the Web for longways

Historical Examples of longways

  • Place a center line, longways of the piece, as shown in the end view.

    Toy Craft

    Leon H. Baxter

  • To the corner beyond the next corner, to the corner that was the most longways off, she did tie him.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • Cut them longways, so as to be able to take out the threads from the inside of them.

  • "That's not a noble passiont for a 'oman to keep up," said Longways.

  • "I have my doubts if it will be carried out," said Longways.

British Dictionary definitions for longways


US and Canadian longwise (ˈlɒŋˌwaɪz)

  1. another word for lengthways
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Word Origin and History for longways

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

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