Etymology
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lengthwise (adv.)

"in the direction of the length," 1570s, from length + wise (n.). As an adjective by 1871.

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Definitions of lengthwise
1
lengthwise (adv.)
in the direction of the length;
He cut the paper lengthwise
Synonyms: lengthways / longwise / longways / longitudinally
2
lengthwise (adj.)
running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing;
the lengthwise dimension
Synonyms: lengthways
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