What does side-to-side mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. side-to-sideadjective

    alternately left and right with respect to a central point

    "the side-to-side motion of the boat"


  1. side-to-sideadjective

    Moving horizontally, from one side to another and back.

    The boat rocked with a steady side-to-side motion.

  2. Etymology: side + to + side


  1. side-to-side

    "Side-to-side" is a term used to refer a type of movement or orientation, in which something is moving or positioned from one side to another. It can refer to an object, person, or part of the body moving or being situated adjacent to another or from left to right, often in a sweeping or oscillating manner. This term is commonly used in physical activities, sports, dance, exercise, or in describing positional context.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of side-to-side in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of side-to-side in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of side-to-side in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Every burned book or house enlightens the world every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.

  2. Shannon Skelton:

    When you’re sitting, set an alarm or some indication every 15 to 20 minutes to get up and change your position, if you’re standing, you need to be dynamic. Shift your weight side to side, put one foot slightly in front of the other, and move your weight backwards and forwards just so you’re moving a little bit.

  3. Odell Beckham Jr.:

    I'm really more focused on the Packers and the Giants, so any of those questions—whenever you all want to sit down and have a little side-to-side, we could do that after the playoffs.

  4. Nick Hague:

    We were violently shaken side to side, thrust back into our seats as the launch escape system ripped us away from the rocket, as all of that's happening, you're being shaken around, vision is blurry. I hear the alarm sounding and see the red light where the engine has had an emergency. I had the vivid realization we aren't making it to orbit today, we've been pulled off rocket and we have to land.

  5. Grant Wilson:

    Roll it up so that it’s a nice firm ball, put that around your waist and either pin it or just tie it in place, so it’ll stay firm if you roll from side to side during the night.


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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. swathing
    • B. instigation
    • C. epiphora
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