Definition of lengthways in English:



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

    ‘cut the courgettes in half lengthways’
    • ‘Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds over the fish.’
    • ‘Scrub the potatoes and slice them in half lengthways, then drop them into a shallow ovenproof dish or roasting pan.’
    • ‘Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop the seeds into a bowl.’
    • ‘In an inversion of the conventional layout, the bed is placed lengthways along the external wall at a high level, freeing up space below.’
    • ‘Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds, making sure that you remove the white pith.’
    • ‘Split each lobster in half lengthways through the tail shell and twist off the claws; reserve the empty half-shells.’
    • ‘Cut the lemons in half lengthways and then each half into three.’
    • ‘Cut each avocado in half lengthways and into slices.’
    • ‘Cut each pepper in half lengthways and don't remove the stems.’
    • ‘Cut the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds.’
    • ‘Cut each chicory head in half lengthways and slice into 2cm chunks.’
    • ‘Cut each trimmed fennel bulb in half before finely slicing lengthways, so each half forms thin fans.’
    • ‘Wash the courgettes and then cut them in half lengthways.’
    • ‘Cover one half lengthways with the cheese, leaving a narrow border around the edges.’
    • ‘A transparent PVC screen was placed in each experimental tank before testing to divide it lengthways.’
    • ‘Peel and slice the garlic cloves in half lengthways.’
    • ‘Wipe the potatoes, cut them in half lengthways, then drop them into the water.’
    • ‘They showed me how to hold the pod lengthways near my lips and then pinch the outer edge of the pod, pressing the beans against the inner seam to split it so the beans popped neatly into my mouth.’
    • ‘Wipe the new potatoes, cut them in half lengthways then drop them into a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘Peel the squash, halve it lengthways and scoop out the seeds.’
    • ‘Slice each long half again, lengthways, then cut each piece into short, fat chunks and tip into a large mixing bowl.’
    • ‘If you cut it lengthways, the centre of it looks just like an odd-shaped cucumber cut along its length.’
    • ‘Slice the baguette in half lengthways and brush the inside with the oil, pressing it firmly into the bread.’
    in length, lengthways, lengthwise
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