Meaning of LATERAL in English

[] 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 ~" -- adv

[2]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 [3]lateral vi (1944): to throw a lateral

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