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[width-wahyz, witth-, or, often, with-]
  1. in the direction of the width.
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Also width·ways [width-weyz, witth- or, often, with-] /ˈwɪdθˌweɪz, ˈwɪtθ- or, often, ˈwɪθ-/.

Origin of widthwise

First recorded in 1880–85; width + -wise
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Examples from the Web for widthwise

Historical Examples

  • It could have or couldn't have, out this way, widthwise not lengthwise.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Draw pencil lines lengthwise and widthwise through the centre of this piece.

British Dictionary definitions for widthwise


widthways (ˈwɪdθˌweɪz)

  1. in the direction of the width; from side to side
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