Definitions for laterally

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lat•er•alˈlæt ər əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side:

    a lateral view.

  2. pertaining to or entailing a new but generally equivalent position, office, etc.:

    a lateral move.

  3. (of a speech sound) articulated so that the breath passes on either or both sides of the tongue, as the sound (l).

    Category: Phonetics

  4. (n.)a lateral part or extension, as a branch or shoot.

  5. a lateral speech sound.

    Category: Phonetics

  6. Category: Sport

    Ref: lateral pass.

  7. (v.i.)to throw a lateral pass.

    Category: Sport

  8. to move laterally or sideways.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.t.)to throw (the ball) in a lateral pass.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

Origin of lateral:

1590–1600; < L laterālis=later-, s. of latus side +-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. laterally(adverb)

    to or by or from the side

    "such women carry in their heads kinship knowledge of six generations depth and extending laterally among consanguineal kin as far as the grandchildren of second cousin"

  2. laterally(adverb)

    in a lateral direction or location

    "the body is spindle-shaped and only slightly compressed laterally"


  1. laterally(Adverb)

    Done in a lateral manner.

  2. laterally(Adverb)

    Relating to the direction to the side.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laterally(adverb)

    by the side; sidewise; toward, or from, the side

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