Definition of sideward in English:

sideward

adjective

  • another term for sideways
    • ‘I tilted my head and gave him a sideward smirk; well it was more of a confused lopsided grin.’
    • ‘She's too stubborn to settle down’ he said giving me a sideward smirk.’
    • ‘So the movement associated with Cancer is a strange one; there is a sense of hesitancy, a sidewards approach to things, and an element of moving forwards whilst not looking squarely at what lies ahead.’
    • ‘She saw me from a sideward glance and continued packing.’
    • ‘If the head movement causes the eyes to reach the limit of comfortable sideward gaze the eyes make a fast, compensatory movement to the central position.’
    • ‘A woman notices him and begins to eye him, giving him sideward glances.’
    • ‘This compound exercise also develops strength for the multijoint movements involved in sports that require both forward and sideward arm motions.’
    • ‘Sales figures aside, he is pleased that he evades loose categorisation and believes that writers should hone their craft without a backwards or a sidewards glance.’
    • ‘Any direction you can imagine - upwards, downwards, or sidewards - electrons can do it.’
    • ‘The deltoid and supraspinatus are involved in shoulder joint abduction, in which the arm is moved outward and upward in a sideward plane.’
    • ‘‘Yes,’ she answered, with a sweet sideward glance.’
    • ‘A sideward glance saw Steven walking along without a care in the world.’
    • ‘I saw a few sideward glances exchanged in the audience.’
    • ‘She whispered something to him, gave him a quick peck on the cheek then strode past me without a sideward glance.’
    • ‘Another sidewards glance at other areas of her life at this time sees her threatening to seize the cattle of tenants for non-payment of rents.’
    • ‘Eventually she just shrugged her shoulders and gave her brother a sideward glance.’
    • ‘I also note the sidewards glances that one receives from airport security staff when I do my best to look sinister.’
    • ‘He wore loose fitting jeans and a simple beige and white t-shirt with a sideward trucker hat.’
    • ‘Then she opens her eyes to check with sneaky little sidewards glances.’
    • ‘Mostly his head was down in the water, breathing every second stroke with a smooth sideward head movement.’

adverb

  • another term for sideways
    • ‘Rian looked sideward as Elizabeth emerged from the office with two girls Rian didn't recognize.’
    • ‘I watched him from the corner of my eye, as he occasionally looked sideward at me, before glancing back on the road.’
    • ‘Blonde hair came into view when I looked sideward.’
    • ‘This is a tough and difficult golf course with the rough being knee high and the wind and rain coming sidewards.’
    • ‘It is a strong ligament but can be sprained or completely torn when the straightened leg is twisted at the same time as being knocked sidewards.’
    • ‘To maintain his reputation as a supremely gifted player he has to move sidewards or upwards.’
    • ‘I stared straight ahead (It was really the side, as I was sitting sideward, but you get my drift…).’
    • ‘It is tough and frustrating when the rough is knee-high and the rain and the wind are coming in sidewards.’
    • ‘Sailfin molly females show an obvious set of mate-rejection behaviors: They escape from males by fast swimming, move their body sideward to avoid a gonopodial thrust, or press their body to the bottom.’
    • ‘Jane's face flushed in irritation as Hanna stepped sideward to avoid hitting her but in the quickness of her action, she instead bumped on the nearest chair.’
    • ‘Amaril held a palm up and sharply swung it sidewards, all of the rocks followed his arm, flying across the cavern.’
    • ‘Feeling a little curious, Aquaria shifted her eyes ever slightly sidewards to observe Nogar.’
    • ‘He raised his arms ready to attack the lady, but she jumped sidewards, seeing his shadow move.’
    • ‘Isn't it troublesome to have to scroll sidewards?’
    • ‘LeeAnne sat sidewards while Garland dug in his pocket.’
    • ‘The early arrival of guests shook the estate sideward, but it didn't completely ruffle its efficient household.’
    • ‘A year shunts life forward or shunts it sidewards.’
    • ‘She gazed sideward down the steep face at the mist which still hung imposingly below them.’
    • ‘Glancing sidewards, Harry found his older sister engaged in conversation with Ryder's drummer, Tim.’
    • ‘With a swift horizontal strike using his sword, the assassin deflected the broken pieces of wood sidewards away from him, letting the fallen parts of shattered furniture clatter away towards his right.’

Pronunciation

sideward

/ˈsʌɪdwəd/