- moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
- indirect or evasive.
Also sideway, side·wise [sahyd-wahyz] /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/.
Origin of sideways
- a byway.
Origin of sideway
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Related Wordsobliquely, sidelong, alongside, aside, athwart, indirectly, laterally, slanting, sloping, aslant, aslope, broadside, crabwise, edgeways, slantwise
Examples from the Web for sideways
It has to be displayed left to right, not upside down or sideways.How Could Alleged Kidnapper Ariel Castro Be Allowed to Drive a School Bus?
May 8, 2013
The S4 is .31 inches, which means if you turn it sideways nobody will even see you have a phone.The World’s Most Sarcastic Product Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone
March 15, 2013
Twitter is, in fact, as far from top-down as it could be—it is horizontal, and sideways, and loop-de-loop.What Israel Doesn’t Get About Twitter
Emily L. Hauser
November 19, 2012
Going through that door can lead to anything from a sideways glance to physical violence.TranSquat App Helps Transgender Community Find Safe Restrooms
October 7, 2012
Sideways on a Scooter is as much a sharp social commentary as it is a compelling, humorous travel memoir.This Week's Hot Reads
The Daily Beast
April 28, 2011
There are three ways of doing this, forwards, backwards, and sideways.Orchesography
Then she turned to Sia Kung-Schong, and smiled at him sideways.The Chinese Fairy Book
That was what he had walked off sideways towards the woods for.The Universal Reciter
"Twist about, and go in sideways," muttered the voice first heard.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
In that business of trails a lady's heart has got Rome left standin' sideways.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
- moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
- from one side; obliquely
- with one side forward
- moving or directed to or from one side
- towards or from one side
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Word Origin and History for sideways
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with sideways
see knock for a loop (sideways); look sideways at.
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