In the long direction of an oblong object.

Cutting a string bean lengthwise is hard because they are so narrow.

2. adverb
In the long direction of an oblong object.

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  • lengthwise — index along Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lengthwise — (adv.) 1570s, from LENGTH (Cf. length) + WISE (Cf. wise) (n.). As an adjective by 1871 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lengthwise — ► ADVERB ▪ lengthways. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lying or moving lengthways …   English terms dictionary

  • lengthwise — [leŋkth′wāz΄leŋkth′wīz΄, leŋ′wīz΄] adv., adj. in the direction of the length: also lengthways [leŋkth′wāz΄] …   English World dictionary

  • lengthwise — lengthways, lengthwise For the adjective only lengthwise is used: The driver was sleeping in a doubled up lengthwise position. For the adverb both forms are available: a hollow tube split lengthways/lengthwise …   Modern English usage

  • lengthwise — [[t]le̱ŋθwaɪz[/t]] ADV: ADV after v Lengthwise means the same as lengthways. Peel the onion and cut it in half lengthwise …   English dictionary

  • Lengthwise — Lengthways Length ways ( w[=a]z ), Lengthwise Length wise ( w[imac]z ), adv. In the direction of the length; running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; in a longitudinal direction. Contrasted with {crosswise}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lengthwise — adverb Date: circa 1580 in the direction of the length ; longitudinally • lengthwise adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lengthwise — adv. Lengthwise is used with these verbs: ↑cut …   Collocations dictionary

  • lengthwise — length|wise [ˈleŋθwaız] adv also length|ways [ weız] BrE in the direction or position of the longest side ▪ Lay the bricks lengthwise …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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