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Definition 1: to, toward or at one side - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sideways or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face

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Definition 2: from the side; obliquely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sideways or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a picture lit sideways
  • scenes viewed sidewise

Synonyms for sideways in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: with one side forward or to the front - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sideways or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turned sideways to show the profile
  • crabs seeming to walk sidewise

Synonyms for sideways in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: toward one side - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sideways or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car slipped sideways into the ditch
  • leaning sideways
  • a figure moving sidewise in the shadows

Synonyms for sideways in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: (of movement) at an angle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sideways in the sense of this definition

(sideways is similar to ...) slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled

"the oblique rays of the winter sun" "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles" "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"

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