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Meaning & Definition of Sideways in English

English

Sideways

/saɪdwez/

adjective

1. (of movement) at an angle

    synonym:
  • crabwise
  • ,
  • sideways

adverb

1. With one side forward or to the front

  • "Turned sideways to show the profile"
  • "Crabs seeming to walk sidewise"
    synonym:
  • sideways
  • ,
  • sideway
  • ,
  • sidewise

2. From the side

  • Obliquely
  • "A picture lit sideways"
  • "Scenes viewed sidewise"
    synonym:
  • sideway
  • ,
  • sideways
  • ,
  • sidewise

3. Toward one side

  • "The car slipped sideways into the ditch"
  • "Leaning sideways"
  • "A figure moving sidewise in the shadows"
    synonym:
  • sideways
  • ,
  • sideway
  • ,
  • sidewise

4. To, toward or at one side

  • "Darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
    synonym:
  • sidelong
  • ,
  • sideways
  • ,
  • obliquely