[lat.er.al] adj [ME laterale, fr. L lateralis, fr. later-, latus side] (15c) 1: of or relating to the side
2: situated on, directed toward, or coming from the side
3: extending from side to side "~ axis of an airplane"
4: produced with passage of breath around the side of a constriction formed with the tongue "/l/ is ~" -- lat.er.al.ly adv
lateral n (1851) 1: a branch from the main part (as in an irrigation or electrical system)
2: a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or in a direction away from the opponent's goal
3: a lateral speech sound lateral vi (1944): to throw a lateral