Definition of lengthways in English:



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

    ‘cut the courgettes in half lengthways’
    • ‘If you cut it lengthways, the centre of it looks just like an odd-shaped cucumber cut along its length.’
    • ‘Wipe the new potatoes, cut them in half lengthways then drop them into a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘Split each lobster in half lengthways through the tail shell and twist off the claws; reserve the empty half-shells.’
    • ‘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 the squash, halve it lengthways and scoop out the seeds.’
    • ‘Cut the lemons in half lengthways and then each half into three.’
    • ‘In an inversion of the conventional layout, the bed is placed lengthways along the external wall at a high level, freeing up space below.’
    • ‘Cut each chicory head in half lengthways and slice into 2cm chunks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Slice the baguette in half lengthways and brush the inside with the oil, pressing it firmly into the bread.’
    • ‘Wipe the potatoes, cut them in half lengthways, then drop them into the water.’
    • ‘Scrub the potatoes and slice them in half lengthways, then drop them into a shallow ovenproof dish or roasting pan.’
    • ‘Cut each trimmed fennel bulb in half before finely slicing lengthways, so each half forms thin fans.’
    • ‘Peel and slice the garlic cloves in half lengthways.’
    • ‘Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds over the fish.’
    • ‘Cut each pepper in half lengthways and don't remove the stems.’
    • ‘Cut each avocado in half lengthways and into slices.’
    • ‘Slice each long half again, lengthways, then cut each piece into short, fat chunks and tip into a large mixing bowl.’
    • ‘Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop the seeds into a bowl.’
    • ‘Cut the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds.’
    • ‘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.’
    in length, lengthways, lengthwise
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