a byway.

adjective, adverb

Origin of sideway

First recorded in 1605–15; side1 + way1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sideway

Historical Examples of sideway

  • His face was in the sideway glare of the footlights which illumined the orchestra.

    An Old Meerschaum

    David Christie Murray

  • She looked curiously from her sideway face across the table as she said this.

    A Laodicean

    Thomas Hardy

  • Betty gave a sideway smile at Kathryn and whispered, Tut-tut!

    Betty Lee, Sophomore

    David Goodger (

  • Adela's sideway jump was not quick enough to save her from Sarah's head.

  • She looked at him with a sideway glance, and said, almost in a whisper: "Yes?"