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“… to take a lateral move to become the …”

meanings of lateral


  1. Non-linear or unconventional, as in, lateral thinking.
  2. Pertaining to the left or right of the body; further from the midline.
  3. To the side; of or pertaining to the side.
  4. At right angles to a line of motion or strain.
  5. Pertaining to sounds generated by partially blocking the egress of the airstream with the tip of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides of the occlusion for air passage.


  1. An employee hired for a position at the same organizational level or salary as their previous position.
  2. An object, such as a passage or a protrusion, that is situated on the side of something else.
  3. A lateral pass.
  4. A sound produced through lateral pronunciation (such as /l/ in lateral).


  1. To move (oneself or something) in a lateral direction.
  2. To execute a lateral pass.

words that rhyme with lateral