Adjective "lengthways" definition and examples

(Lengthways may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛn(t)θweɪz//ˈlɛŋ(k)θweɪz/

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Definitions and examples

adverb

In a direction parallel with a thing's length.
  1. 'If you cut it lengthways, the centre of it looks just like an odd-shaped cucumber cut along its length.'
  2. 'Split each lobster in half lengthways through the tail shell and twist off the claws; reserve the empty half-shells.'
  3. 'A transparent PVC screen was placed in each experimental tank before testing to divide it lengthways.'
  4. 'Cut the lemons in half lengthways and then each half into three.'
  5. 'Cut each chicory head in half lengthways and slice into 2cm chunks.'
  6. 'Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds, making sure that you remove the white pith.'
  7. 'Wipe the potatoes, cut them in half lengthways, then drop them into the water.'
  8. 'Cut each trimmed fennel bulb in half before finely slicing lengthways, so each half forms thin fans.'
  9. 'Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds over the fish.'
  10. 'Cut each avocado in half lengthways and into slices.'
  11. 'Slice the tomatoes in half lengthways and scoop the seeds into a bowl.'
  12. 'They showed me how to hold the pod lengthways near my lips and then pinch the outer edge of the pod, pressing the beans against the inner seam to split it so the beans popped neatly into my mouth.'

More definitions

1. lengthwise.

More examples(as adjective)

"bananas can be lengthways."

"tomatoes can be lengthways."

"courgetteses can be lengthways."