What does sideways mean?

Definitions for sideways
ˈsaɪdˌweɪzside·ways

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sideways.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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 pronounce sideways?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Adam Sarhan:

    The market is in wait-and-see mode till the The Fed meeting and till we get more news out of China, the market is pausing to digest the steep August selloff and I expect the sideways action to continue for a while.

  2. Natalia Rutkowski:

    She asked me to put the bag into the bin which I did and she said, ‘ OK, well the person who swiped has to see it. ’ I said, ‘ This is the third time I’ve done it. ’ then a man came over and shoved his badge in my face and took the bag out of the bin and then plopped it back in sideways so it purposely would n’t fit.

  3. Esther Nelson:

    Half of it was flying down sideways on the building.

  4. Anonymous:

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up,totally worn out and screaming "Woo Hoo" what a ride!

  5. Michael Arone:

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

Images & Illustrations of sideways

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Translations for sideways

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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