Definition of lengthwise in English:


Syllabification: length·wise
Pronunciation: /ˈleNG(k)THˌwīz, ˈlenTH-


  • In a direction parallel with a thing’s length: halve the potatoes lengthwise
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    • 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.


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  • Lying or moving lengthwise: a lengthwise crack
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    • 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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