Definition of lengthways in English:

lengthways

adverb

  • In a direction parallel with a thing's length.

    ‘cut the courgettes in half lengthways’
    • ‘Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop the seeds into a bowl.’
    • ‘Cut each pepper in half lengthways and don't remove the stems.’
    • ‘Cut each chicory head in half lengthways and slice into 2cm chunks.’
    • ‘Cut the lemons in half lengthways and then each half into three.’
    • ‘Slice the baguette in half lengthways and brush the inside with the oil, pressing it firmly into the bread.’
    • ‘Split each lobster in half lengthways through the tail shell and twist off the claws; reserve the empty half-shells.’
    • ‘Wash the courgettes and then cut them in half lengthways.’
    • ‘Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds, making sure that you remove the white pith.’
    • ‘Wipe the potatoes, cut them in half lengthways, then drop them into the water.’
    • ‘Peel the squash, halve it lengthways and scoop out the seeds.’
    • ‘Cover one half lengthways with the cheese, leaving a narrow border around the edges.’
    • ‘Cut the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds.’
    • ‘Wipe the new potatoes, cut them in half lengthways then drop them into a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘Cut each trimmed fennel bulb in half before finely slicing lengthways, so each half forms thin fans.’
    • ‘Cut each avocado in half lengthways and into slices.’
    • ‘Peel and slice the garlic cloves in half lengthways.’
    • ‘Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds over the fish.’
    • ‘If you cut it lengthways, the centre of it looks just like an odd-shaped cucumber cut along its length.’
    • ‘Scrub the potatoes and slice them in half lengthways, then drop them into a shallow ovenproof dish or roasting pan.’
    • ‘Slice each long half again, lengthways, then cut each piece into short, fat chunks and tip into a large mixing bowl.’
    in length, lengthways, lengthwise
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Pronunciation:

lengthways

/ˈlɛŋ(k)θweɪz//ˈlɛn(t)θweɪz/