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 (sīd′lông′, -lŏng′)
1. Directed to one side; sideways: a sidelong glance.
2. So as to slant; sloping.
1. On or toward the side; sideways.
2. In an oblique manner.

[Alteration of sideling.]


adj (prenominal)
1. directed or inclining to one side
2. indirect or oblique
from the side; obliquely


(ˈsaɪdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

1. directed to one side: a sidelong glance.
2. slanting to one side; inclined.
3. indirect; roundabout.
4. toward the side; obliquely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sidelong - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envysidelong - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong glances"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
2.sidelong - situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
3.sidelong - inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
Adv.1.sidelong - on the side; "the plow lay sidelong on the ground"
2.sidelong - with the side toward someone or something; "seated sidelong to the window"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
3.sidelong - to, toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"


adjective sideways, indirect, oblique, covert, surreptitious, sideward She gave him a quick sidelong glance.
جانِبي، شَزَرا
skáhallur; á ská, út á hliî
göz ucuylayan yan


A. ADVde costado
B. ADJ [glance] → de soslayo, de reojo


[ˈsaɪdlɒŋ] adj
to give sb a sidelong glance → regarder qn du coin de l'œilside-on [ˌsaɪdˈɒn] adj [collision] → latéral(e); [view] → latéral(e)side order nplat m d'accompagnement
served with a side order of sth → servi(e) avec qch en accompagnement
served with a side order of potato salad → servi avec de la salade de pommes de terre en accompagnementside plate npetite f assietteside road nroute f transversale


[ˈsaɪdˌlɒŋ] adj to give a sidelong glance at sthguardare qc con la coda dell'occhio


(said) noun
1. (the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line. He walked round the side of the field; He lives on the same side of the street as me.
2. a surface of something. A cube has six sides.
3. one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back. There is a label on the side of the box.
4. either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc. Don't waste paper – write on both sides!
5. the right or left part of the body. I've got a pain in my side.
6. a part or division of a town etc. He lives on the north side of the town.
7. a slope (of a hill). a mountain-side.
8. a point of view; an aspect. We must look at all sides of the problem.
9. a party, team etc which is opposing another. Whose side are you on?; Which side is winning?
additional, but less important. a side issue.
(the ground etc beside) the edge of something. He walked along the dockside/quayside; a roadside café.
having (a certain number or type of) sides. a four-sided figure.
ˈsidelong adjective, adverb
from or to the side; not directly. a sidelong glance; He glanced sidelong.
ˈsideways adjective, adverb
to or towards one side. He moved sideways; a sideways movement.
ˈsideburns noun plural
the usually short hair grown on the side of a man's face in front of the ears.
side effect
an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc. These pills have unpleasant side effects.
ˈsidelight noun
a light fixed to the side, or at the side of the front or back, of a car, boat etc. He switched his sidelights on when it began to get dark.
ˈsideline noun
1. a business etc carried on outside one's regular job or activity. He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
2. the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
ˈsidelines noun plural
the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc. He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road
a small, minor road.
ˈsidesteppast tense, past participle ˈsidestepped verb
1. to step to one side. He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
2. to avoid. to sidestep a problem.
ˈside-street noun
a small, minor street. The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
ˈsidetrack verb
to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do. I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
ˈsidewalk noun
(American) a pavement or footpath.
from all sides
from every direction. People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides
all around. With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side
beside one another; close together. They walked along the street side by side.
side with
to give support to in an argument etc. Don't side with him against us!
take sides
to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another. Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.
References in classic literature ?
You won't give anyone a chance," said Laurie, with a sidelong glance and a little more color than before in his sunburned face.
I'll go and see what can be done," he said feebly, with a sidelong impulse towards the opening and freedom.
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
The first and second were successfully darted, and we saw the whales staggeringly running off, fettered by the enormous sidelong resistance of the towing drugg.
The few attempts he made to vary the sternly practical nature of the evening's occupation by slipping in compliments sidelong she put away from her with the contemptuous self-possession of a woman of twice her age.
He gave me a sidelong glance out of his sinister red eyes, and laughed.
So saying, a noble stroke he lifted high, Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell On the proud Crest of SATAN, that no sight, Nor motion of swift thought, less could his Shield Such ruin intercept: ten paces huge He back recoild; the tenth on bended knee His massie Spear upstaid; as if on Earth Winds under ground or waters forcing way Sidelong, had push't a Mountain from his seat Half sunk with all his Pines.
said the old hag, murmuring to herself, yet from time to time casting a sidelong and malignant glance at Rebecca; ``but it is easy to guess Bright eyes, black locks, and a skin like paper, ere the priest stains it with his black unguent Ay, it is easy to guess why they send her to this lone turret, whence a shriek could no more be heard than at the depth of five hundred fathoms beneath the earth.
Nathless, he reeled and had much ado to keep from falling; seeing which Robin stayed his hand--to his own sorrow, for the tanner recovered his wits in a marvelous quick space and sent back a sidelong blow which fairly lifted Robin off his feet and sent him tumbling on to the grass.
During the transit, he sat with raised glasses in the frosty chill and mouldy fetor of his chariot, and glanced out sidelong on the holiday face of things, the shuttered shops, and the crowds along the pavement, much as the rider in the Tyburn cart may have observed the concourse gathering to his execution.
He moved downwards in a sidelong way, some hundred feet down, and a good deal to the left.