1. Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.
2. On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong.
Note: [See Sideling, adv. ]
Side·long, a. Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance.
The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love. --Goldsmith.
adj 1: (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as
if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with
their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong
glances" [syn: askance, askant, asquint, squint,
2: situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches
of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson [syn: lateral]
3: inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a
sidelong way" - Bram Stoker
adv 1: on the side; "the plow lay sidelong on the ground"
2: with the side toward someone or something; "seated sidelong
to the window"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
3: to, toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong
out of a wizened face" [syn: sideways, obliquely]