endways
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1608 1. in or toward the direction of the ends ; lengthwise <
endways pressure
>
2. with the end forward (as toward the observer) 3. on end ; upright <
boxes set endways
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Endways — End ways , Endwise End wise, adv. 1. On end; erectly; in an upright position. [1913 Webster] 2. With the end forward. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endways — (also endwise) ► ADVERB 1) with its end facing upwards, forwards, or towards the viewer. 2) end to end …   English terms dictionary

  • endways — [end′wīzend′wāz΄] adv. 1. on end; upright 2. with the end foremost 3. lengthwise 4. end to end: Also endwise [end′wīz] …   English World dictionary

  • endways — I Cleveland Dialect List (pronounced [endus]) ina state of progression... towards completion: they spent all they had even endways II North Country (Newcastle) Words forward: gan endways …   English dialects glossary

  • endways — also end.wise adverb AmE 1 with the end forward: The box looks narrow when you look at it endways. 2 with the ends touching each other: Put the tables together endways …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • endways — /end wayz /, adv. 1. on end: We set the table endways in order to fix the legs. 2. with the end upward or forward. 3. toward the ends or end; lengthwise. 4. with ends touching; end to end. Also, endwise /end wuyz /. [1565 75; END1 + WAYS] * * * …   Universalium

  • endways — UK [ˈendweɪz] / US [ˈendˌweɪz] adverb with one end facing forwards If we turn the table endways, it should fit through the door …   English dictionary

  • endways — adverb endwise …   Wiktionary

  • endways — Synonyms and related words: adjacent, adjoining, along, at attention, at length, bolt upright, bordering, connecting, conterminous, contiguous, coterminous, end to end, endlong, endwise, erectly, face to face, immediate, in length, joined,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • endways — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. lengthwise, on end (see direction) …   English dictionary for students

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