Definition of "sidewise" [side•wise]

  • Sideways. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sidewise" in a sentence
  • "The man, half-slipping sidewise from the saddle, so as to fall clear if the mare toppled backward, threw his weight to the front and alongside her neck."
  • "For in that instant the she-wolf leaped sidewise from the trail into the clump of spruce trees and disappeared."
  • "Bink stooped low and swung the flat of his sword sidewise, sweeping dozens of thumbnail-sized cats into the lake."