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lae t rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, from, pertaining to, or in the direction of a side or sides.
In chess, the queen can move in both lateral and diagonal directions as well as forward and back.The new job position represented what she felt was a lateral move and not a promotion.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part or extension on the side.
definition 2: in football, a sideways or backward pass to another player.
The receiver caught the lateral and then ran for a first down.
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: laterals, lateraling, lateraled
definition: in football, to throw the ball in a sideways or backward direction to another; make a lateral pass.
He was just able to lateral before being pulled to the ground.
derivation: laterally (adv.)
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