in the direction of the breadth

cut the cloth breadthwise

Syn: ↑breadthwise, ↑broadwise

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Breadthways — Breadth ways (br[e^]dth w[asl]z), ads. Breadthwise. Whewell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breadthways — also breadth.wise, adjective, adverb with the broad side nearest to the person who is looking at it: The box should fit in the case breadthways …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breadthways — /bredth wayz , bretth , breth /, adv. in the direction of the breadth. Also, breadthwise /bredth wuyz , bretth , breth /. [1670 80; BREADTH + WAYS] * * * …   Universalium

  • breadthways — adverb breadthwise …   Wiktionary

  • breadthways — adv. in the direction of the breadth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breadthways — breadth·ways …   English syllables

  • breadthways — breadth•ways [[t]ˈbrɛdθˌweɪz, ˈbrɛtθ , ˈbrɛθ [/t]] also breadth•wise [[t] ˌwaɪz[/t]] adv. in the direction of the breadth • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • breadthways — /ˈbrɛdθweɪz/ (say bredthwayz) adverb in the direction of the breadth. Also, especially US, breadthwise /ˈbrɛdθwaɪz/ (say bredthwuyz) …   Australian English dictionary

  • -ways — suffix forming adjectives and adverbs of direction or manner (sideways) (cf. WISE). Etymology: WAY + S * * * ˌwāzfl>adverb suffix Etymology: Middle English ways, weys, from ways, weyes, wayes, gen. of way, wey way more at way : in ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • breadth|wise — «BREHDTH WYZ, BREHTTH », adverb. = breadthways. (Cf. ↑breadthways) …   Useful english dictionary

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