Definition of lengthwise in English:

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lengthwise

Pronunciation: /ˈleNG(k)THˌwīz/

adverb

In a direction parallel with a thing’s length: halve the potatoes lengthwise
More example sentences
  • Standing the pineapple on end, cut it lengthwise into fourths and remove the core.
  • Fix two strips of double sided tape lengthwise on the back of the black card.
  • Halve the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the seeds into a small non-stick saucepan.

adjective

[attributive]
Lying or moving lengthwise: a lengthwise crack
More example sentences
  • It flew lengthwise figure eights in the room over and over and never found the open window.
  • Also available are lengthwise rails in the floor, to which a rack system which will hold two bicycles can be attached.
  • This can be addressed by building larger cylinders and dividing them into a larger number of lengthwise strips, then directing sunlight in through a window strip other than the one directly overhead.

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Syllabification: length·wise

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