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side·ways

 (sīd′wāz′) also side·way (-wā′)
adv. & adj.
1. Toward one side: took a step sideways; a sideways glance.
2. From one side: a painting lit sideways; sideways pressure.
3. With the side forward: turned sideways to show the profile; a sideways view.

sideways

(ˈsaɪdˌweɪz) or

sidewise

adv
1. moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
2. from one side; obliquely
3. with one side forward
adj (prenominal)
4. moving or directed to or from one side
5. towards or from one side

side•ways

(ˈsaɪdˌweɪz)

adv.
1. with a side foremost.
2. facing to the side.
3. toward or from one side.
4. obliquely; askance.
adj.
5. moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
6. indirect; evasive.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sideways - (of movement) at an angle
oblique - 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"
Adv.1.sideways - with one side forward or to the front; "turned sideways to show the profile"; "crabs seeming to walk sidewise"
2.sideways - from the side; obliquely; "a picture lit sideways"; "scenes viewed sidewise"
3.sideways - toward one side; "the car slipped sideways into the ditch"; "leaning sideways"; "a figure moving sidewise in the shadows"
4.sideways - to, toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"

sideways

adverb
1. indirectly, covertly, obliquely, surreptitiously, furtively He glanced sideways at her.
2. to the side, laterally, crabwise They moved sideways, their arms still locked together.
adjective
1. sidelong, side, covert, slanted, oblique, furtive, surreptitious Alfred shot him a sideways glance.
Translations
جانِبِيّاًمِنَ الـجَنْب
stranou
sidelæns
sivuttain
sa strane
til hliîar
横向きに
옆으로
postranistranski
från sidan
มองไปด้านข้าง
sang một bên

sideways

[ˈsaɪdˌweɪz]
A. ADJ (gen) → de lado, lateral; [look] → de reojo, de soslayo
B. ADV to step sidewayshacerse a un lado
to walk/move sidewaysandar/moverse de lado
to look sidewaysmirar de reojo, mirar de soslayo
it goes or fits in sidewaysse mete de lado or de costado
sideways onde perfil

sideways

[ˈsaɪdweɪz]
adv
(= to the side) [lean] → d'un côté; [move] → latéralement; [face, sit] → de côté
to look sideways at sb → lancer un regard oblique à qn, jeter un regard oblique à qn
to glance sideways at sb/sth → lancer un regard oblique à qn/qch
to knock sb sideways (= upset) → chambouler qn
(in job) to move sb sideways → écarter qn
He would be moved sideways, rather than demoted → Il serait écarté plutôt que démis de ses fonctions.
adj
[glance] → oblique; [movement] → latéral(e)
(in job) a sideways move → une réorientation
to make a sideways move into sth → se réorienter vers qch

sideways

adj
(= to one side) movementzur Seite; glancevon der Seite
(in career) the Justice Minister’s recent sideways move to educationdie kürzliche Versetzung des Justizministers in das Bildungsressort
adv
(= to one side) movezur Seite, seitwärts; look at sbvon der Seite; it goes in sidewayses geht seitwärts hinein; he was knocked sideways by it (fig inf)es hat ihn umgehauen (inf)
(= side on) sitseitlich; sideways onseitlich (to sth zu etw)
(in career) to move sidewayssich auf gleichem Niveau verändern

sideways

[ˈsaɪdˌweɪz]
1. adjlaterale
to give a sideways glance at sth → guardare qc con la coda dell'occhio
2. adv (move) → di lato, di fianco; (look) → con la coda dell'occhio

side

(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?
adjective
additional, but less important. a side issue.
-side
(the ground etc beside) the edge of something. He walked along the dockside/quayside; a roadside café.
-sided
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.

sideways

مِنَ الـجَنْب stranou sidelæns seitwärts πλάγια de lado sivuttain de côté sa strane lateralmente 横向きに 옆으로 zijdelings sideveis z ukosa de lado в сторону från sidan มองไปด้านข้าง yana doğru sang một bên 斜侧

sideways

a. de lado.
References in classic literature ?
Up and down and sideways they crawl, and those absurd, unblinking eyes are everywhere.
asked Jessie, seating herself comfortably on the table sideways, and endeavoring, to pull her skirt over her little feet.
Three of the seven gables either fronted or looked sideways, with a dark solemnity of aspect, down into the garden.
Shaking off the sleet from my ice-glazed hat and jacket, I seated myself near the door, and turning sideways was surprised to see Queequeg near me.
in a word, the position of the whale's eyes corresponds to that of a man's ears; and you may fancy, for yourself, how it would fare with you, did you sideways survey objects through your ears.
That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my adminis- tration -- and it was on the very first day of it, too -- was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backways.
He saw what was coming, and bent his head sideways, and put up his left arm to shield it.
When we was passing the far corner of our tobacker field we heard the dog set up a long howl in there, and we went to the place and he was scratching the ground with all his might, and every now and then canting up his head sideways and fetching another howl.
I now glanced sideways at this piece of architecture.
I'll go to hell, body and soul, before I look sideways after you again.
Craven, more perplexed than ever and glancing sideways at Mistress Mary sitting on her stool and looking down silently at the carpet.
He turned himself sideways to the carriage, and leaned back, with his face thrown up to the sky, and his head hanging down; then recovered himself, fumbled with his cap, and made a bow.