follow Dictionary.com

What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

sideways

[sahyd-weyz] /ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
with a side foremost.
2.
facing to the side.
3.
toward or from one side.
4.
with a deceitful, scornful, disparaging, or amorous glance.
adjective
5.
moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
6.
indirect or evasive.
Also, sideway, sidewise
[sahyd-wahyz] /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; side1 + -ways
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for side wise

sideways

/ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
2.
from one side; obliquely
3.
with one side forward
adjective (prenominal)
4.
moving or directed to or from one side
5.
towards or from one side
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for side wise

sideways

adv.

1570s, from side (n.) + way, with adverbial genitive. To look sideways "cast scornful glances" is recorded from 1844.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with side wise
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sideways

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for side

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends