What does sideways mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabwise, sideways(adverb)

    (of movement) at an angle

  2. sideways, sideway, sidewise(adverb)

    with one side forward or to the front

    "turned sideways to show the profile"; "crabs seeming to walk sidewise"

  3. sideway, sideways, sidewise(adverb)

    from the side; obliquely

    "a picture lit sideways"; "scenes viewed sidewise"

  4. sideways, sideway, sidewise(adverb)

    toward one side

    "the car slipped sideways into the ditch"; "leaning sideways"; "a figure moving sidewise in the shadows"

  5. sidelong, sideways, obliquely(adverb)

    to, toward or at one side

    "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"


  1. sideways(Adverb)

    With a side to the front.

    He builds houses sideways, with the front door on the side.

  2. sideways(Adverb)

    Towards one side.

  3. sideways(Adverb)

    Askance; sidelong.

  4. sideways(Adverb)

    Neither upward nor downward.

    The economy has been moving sideways for several months now.

  5. sideways(Adjective)

    Moving or directed toward one side.

  6. sideways(Adjective)

    Positioned sideways .

    There was a stack of papers in front of each seat at the table, but each stack was sideways.

  7. sideways(Adjective)

    Neither moving upward nor moving downward.

    Once we get out of this sideways economy, our figures will more accurately reflect what we're truly capable of.

  8. sideways(Adjective)

    In conflict (with); not compatible (with).

    He was constantly getting sideways with his boss till he got fired.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sideways(adverb)

    toward the side; sidewise


  1. Sideways

    Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. Adapted from Rex Pickett's 2004 novel of the same name, Sideways follows men in their forties, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Payne and Taylor won multiple awards for their screenplay. Giamatti and Church, as well as actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, playing local women who become romantically involved with the men, all received accolades for their performances. Sideways won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four other awards.

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How to say sideways in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideways in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideways in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sideways in a Sentence

  1. Esther Nelson:

    Half of it was flying down sideways on the building.

  2. Michael Arone:

    Those things certainly have the market in a bit of a sideways pattern.

  3. Martin Hugh-Jones:

    It suggests there has been some sideways movement of the samples that the army has no record of.

  4. Esther Nelson:

    I looked up. The wind was blowing really strong. half of it was flying down sideways on the building.

  5. David Cockfield:

    We're into a resistance zone here, a little sideways moment, maybe even a drift down, is probably justified here.

Images & Illustrations of sideways

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  • Seiten-, seitwärts, schräg, auf der Stelle, schief, zu Seite, seitlich, auf der Stelle tretendGerman
  • vinottain, vinossa, sivuttainen, viisto, vinosti, sivuttain, sivuFinnish
  • de travers, de côtéFrench
  • zijwaartsDutch

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