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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.]
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adj (prenominal)
1. directed or inclining to one side
2. indirect or oblique
from the side; obliquely
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(ˈsaɪdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

1. directed to one side: a sidelong glance.
2. slanting to one side; inclined.
3. indirect; roundabout.
4. toward the side; obliquely.
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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"
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adjective sideways, indirect, oblique, covert, surreptitious, sideward She gave him a quick sidelong glance.
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جانِبي، شَزَرا
skáhallur; á ská, út á hliî
göz ucuylayan yan


A. ADVde costado
B. ADJ [glance] → de soslayo, de reojo
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[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
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[ˈsaɪdˌlɒŋ] adj to give a sidelong glance at sthguardare qc con la coda dell'occhio
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
And unconscious envy is in the sidelong look of your contempt.
The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
He cast a sidelong glance at the brandy bottle by his side, and his hand stole out towards it.
Markham!' observed the younger sister, with one of her arch, sidelong glances.
"Truly is it said that all the world is evil," he thought, with another sidelong glance at the calves of the gentleman of the bedchamber.
Father, I am much beholden to this young clerk, who was of service to me and helped me this very morning in Minstead Woods, four miles to the north of the Christchurch road, where I had no call to be, you having ordered it otherwise." All this she reeled off in a loud voice, and then glanced with sidelong, questioning eyes at Alleyne for his approval.
He cast sidelong glances round the studio while Philip gave him details of the accident and told him what he had done.
The Admiral hung an ear, and looked up sidelong with a glimmer of suspicion.
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.
(He used to say that a nap "after dinner was silver- before dinner, golden.") He cast happy, sidelong glances at his son from under his thick, bushy eyebrows.
Kaviri's warriors plied the paddles in the three canoes, casting sidelong, terrified glances at their hideous passengers.
In the morning the effects of it were still visible in the fearful, sidelong glances that the Waziri continually cast at the massive and forbidding structure which loomed above them.