• Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne.
  • Payne and Taylor won multiple awards for their screenplay. Giamatti and Church, as well as actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, playing local women who become romantically involved with the men, all received accolades for their performances.
  • Sideways won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four other awards including Best Picture.

    Definition of sideways in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ways
    1. plural of sideway.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore sidewaysSUPmost sideways
      1. Moving or directed toward one side.
        1. Giving Mary a sideways glance, he said, [ …] .
        2. He gave the ball a sideways kick.
      2. INF Positioned sideways (with a side to the front).
        1. There was a stack of papers in front of each seat at the table, but each stack was sideways.
      3. INF Neither moving upward nor moving downward.
        1. Once we get out of this sideways economy, our figures will more accurately reflect what we're truly capable of.
      4. (chiefly US) COL Not as planned; towards a worse outcome.
        1. We realized the project could go sideways very quickly if we didn't get the sales and marketing people on our side.
      5. (usually with "with") INF In conflict (with); not compatible (with).
        1. He was constantly getting sideways with his boss till he got fired.
    3. AdverbCOMmore sidewaysSUPmost sideways
      1. With a side to the front.
        1. He builds houses sideways, with the front door on the side. ‎
      2. Towards one side.
        1. A bishop moves only diagonally; a rook, only sideways, forward, and back.  He looked sideways at the new arrival, wondering who she was. ‎
      3. Askance; sidelong.
        1. INF Neither upward nor downward.
          1. The economy has been moving sideways for several months now. ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up. ‎
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Or he can walk cross-handed following the principle of the cross-legged walk. In this variation, he can move forward, backward, or sideways.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Noun forms
                • Noun plural forms

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en sideway
            2. en tideways
            3. en slideways
            4. en sidewalk
            5. en tideway
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of sideways for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "sideways" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
            Definiteness: Level 7
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