clockwise clockwise  /ˈklɑ ˌkwaɪz/


  1. (adj) in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
  2. (adv) in the direction that the hands of a clock move



  1. Looking for Clementine Hunter’s Louisiana

    Clockwise from left: Clementine Hunter; detail from "Cotton Picking," one of her thousands of works; Melrose Plantation, where she began to paint.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Obama's pick to be CIA #2 used to run 'Erotica Nights' readings after dropping out of grad school

    Official White House Photo by Pete SouzaPresident Obama meets with National Security staff in the Oval Office, March 8, 2012. Clockwise from the President are: Jeff Eggers, Director for Afghanistan and Central Region; David Holmes, Director for Afghanistan; Avril Haines, Deputy Counsel to the President; Dennis McDonough, Deputy National Security...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. 36 Hours in Oslo

    Clockwise from top left: Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo Opera House, Fuglen, Astrup Fearnley Museet and Waterfall at Molla. Center: Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "Well, we do experience winter when you have summer, and our water flows down the drain clockwise instead of counterclockwise," explained Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. "So as a nation of opposite-minded people, it makes sense that we...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Daily Sound

  2. "Interlagos is a really fun track to drive as it has a bit of everything - gradient changes, a complete mix of corners and it runs in an anti-clockwise direction which presents a different challenge for the drivers," said Rosberg. "We had a...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Nick Greisen Source:

  3. Speaking about the varied demands of the sinuous Interlagos track, Button said: "It'sa particularly challenging circuit for the drivers as it is one of only two anti-clockwise tracks on the calendar this year." "This takes a big toll, using...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Jenson Button Source:

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