from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed to one side; sideways: a sidelong glance.
- adj. So as to slant; sloping.
- adv. On or toward the side; sideways.
- adv. In an oblique manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Directed to the side; sideways.
- adj. Slanting or sloping; oblique.
- adj. Indirect; suggestive; not straightforward.
- adv. Towards the side; sideways.
- adv. obliquely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.
- adv. On the side.
- adj. Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Laterally; obliquely; sidewise; in the direction of the side.
- On the side; with the side horizontal.
- Tending or inclining to one side; sloping; having a lateral course or direction; hence, indirect; one-sided; oblique; devious.
- To fetter, as a preventive from straying or breaking pasture, by chaining a fore and a hind foot of the same side together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
- adv. on the side
- adj. situated at or extending to the side
- adj. inclining or directed to one side
- adv. to, toward or at one side
- adv. with the side toward someone or something
Alteration of sideling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1520s, from Middle English sidlyng (early 14th century), from side + -lyng ("(frequentive)") (modern English -le ("(frequentive)")). Reanalyzed as side + long. (Wiktionary)