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sideways (adv.)

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

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Definitions of sideways from WordNet
1
sideways (adv.)
to, toward or at one side;
Synonyms: sidelong / obliquely
sideways (adv.)
with one side forward or to the front;
turned sideways to show the profile
Synonyms: sideway / sidewise
sideways (adv.)
from the side; obliquely;
a picture lit sideways
Synonyms: sideway / sidewise
sideways (adv.)
toward one side;
leaning sideways
the car slipped sideways into the ditch
Synonyms: sideway / sidewise
2
sideways (adj.)
(of movement) at an angle;
Synonyms: crabwise
From wordnet.princeton.edu