- from the side
- so as to present a side; with one side forward
- toward one side; laterally; obliquely
turned or moving toward or from one side
Also side′way· or side′wise·
- Toward one side: took a step sideways; a sideways glance.
- From one side: a painting lit sideways; sideways pressure.
- With the side forward: turned sideways to show the profile; a sideways view.
- plural form of sideway
(comparative more sideways, superlative most sideways)
- Moving or directed toward one side.
- Giving Mary a sideways glance, he said, [...] .
- He gave the ball a sideways kick.
- (informal) Positioned sideways (with a side to the front).
- There was a stack of papers in front of each seat at the table, but each stack was sideways.
- (informal) Neither moving upward nor moving downward.
- Once we get out of this sideways economy, our figures will more accurately reflect what we're truly capable of.
- (usually with "with", informal) In conflict (with); not compatible (with).
- He was constantly getting sideways with his boss till he got fired.
- With a side to the front.
- He builds houses sideways, with the front door on the side.
- Towards one side.
- A bishop moves only diagonally; a rook, only sideways, forward, and back.
- He looked sideways at the new arrival, wondering who she was.
- Askance; sidelong.
- (informal) Neither upward nor downward.
- The economy has been moving sideways for several months now.