lengthwise lengthwise  /ˈlɛŋθ ˌwaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing
  2. (adv) in the direction of the length

Usage(s):

  1. Peel the bananas and slice them in half lengthwise.
  2. Not long after, he had a vision of life as an arrow, hurtling upwards into the blue; and not long after that, he had another in which the arrow split lengthwise.
  3. Pit the dates, and slice them thinly lengthwise.

News

  • Grandma Sis's macaroni salad

    Serves 8 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste 1 small green bell pepper, cored and cut into thin strips 1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped 2 ribs celery, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 jar (6 or 8 ounces) ...        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "When Max is hungry," Clooney wrote, "he lumbers over to the front door and lies down lengthwise over the welcome mat, completely blocking the entrance. He then grunts and squeals until someone brings him breakfast. George has not required an...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: George Clooney Source: Independent

  2. "We sat down and talked one time in May and I told him, You're getting older--you're not 25, you're not 30, so why don't try a smaller bat, lengthwise?' And he used one of my bats in Yokohama one game and after that he just got the same model as...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Tuffy Rhodes Source: The Daily Yomiuri

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