AskDefine | Define lengthwise

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lengthwise adj : running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; "the lengthwise dimension" [syn: lengthways] [ant: crosswise] adv : in the direction of the length; "He cut the paper lengthwise" [syn: lengthways, longwise, longways, longitudinally]

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  1. In the long direction of an oblong object.
    Cutting a string bean lengthwise is hard because they are so narrow.


  1. In the long direction of an oblong object.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

along, at full length, at length, endlong, endways, endwise, evenly, flat, flatly, flatways, flatwise, flush, horizontally, in length, lengthways, level, longitudinally, longways, longwise, on a level
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