I. adverb Etymology: Middle English sidling, from 1side + 2-ling Date: 14th century archaic in a sidelong direction ; sideways II. adjective Date: circa 1611 1. archaic directed toward one side ; oblique 2. archaic having an inclination ; sloping <
sideling ground

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Sideling — Side ling, adv. [OE. sideling, fr. side side. See {Side}, and cf. {Sidelong}, {Headlong}.] Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew. [1913 Webster] A fellow nailed up maps . . . some sideling, and others upside down. Swift. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sideling — Side ling, a. Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inclined; as, sideling ground. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sideling — [sīd′liŋ] adv. [ME sydelinge: see SIDE & LING2] sidelong; sideways; obliquely adj. 1. directed or moving to the side [a stealthy, sideling approach] 2. inclined; sloping …   English World dictionary

  • Sideling — is a wandering geologic feature that generally follows the contours across steep ground. Also refers to the horizontal ridges resulting from landslips …   Wikipedia

  • sideling — /suyd ling/, adv. 1. sidelong or sideways; obliquely. adj. 2. having an oblique position; inclined or sloping. [1300 50; ME sid(e)ling; see SIDE1, LING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sideling — 1. adjective a) directed toward one side b) inclining, having an inclination Syn: oblique, sloping 2 …   Wiktionary

  • sideling — adj. directed to one side, oblique; inclined, sloping adv. obliquely, sideways; to the side; from the side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sideling — I. a. Sloping, inclined, oblique. II. ad. See sidewise …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sideling — side·ling …   English syllables

  • sideling — /ˈsaɪdlɪŋ/ (say suydling) adverb 1. Rare sideways; obliquely. –adjective 2. situated at the side. 3. sloping; steep. –noun 4. Scottish a steep slope. 5. a steep ridge or spur. Also, sidling. { …   Australian English dictionary

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