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  1. Also side·wards. toward one side.

Origin of sideward

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at side1, -ward Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sideward

Historical Examples of sideward

  • No sideward glance they cast nor backward did Margaret ever look.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • He saw it all with a sideward glance, his attention on the prowler.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • Tam Wylie probed him slyly, with a sideward glimmer in his eye.

  • Cicely demanded, indicating the nurse with a sideward wave of her head.

    Jupiter Lights

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • He gazed at her villainously, out of sideward, blood-shot eyes.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

British Dictionary definitions for sideward


  1. directed or moving towards one side
adverb Also: sidewards
  1. towards one side
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