lateral

See also: latéral

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin laterālis (belonging to the side), from latus (the side or flank) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæt.ə.ɹəl/, /ˈlæt.ɹəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ætəɹəl

AdjectiveEdit

lateral (comparative more lateral, superlative most lateral)

  1. To the side; of or pertaining to the side.
    Instead of a promotion, I opted for a lateral move to a similar position in the marketing department.
    1. (anatomy, zootomy) Situated on one side or other of the body or of an organ, especially in the region furthest from the median plane.
      The medial side of the knee faces the other knee, while the outer side of the knee is lateral.
      A fish senses changes in hydrodynamic pressure with its lateral line.
      Antonym: medial
    2. (medicine) Affecting the side or sides of the body, or confined to one side of the body.
    3. (physics) Acting or placed at right angles to a line of motion or strain.
  2. (UK) Non-linear or unconventional, as in, lateral thinking.
  3. (phonetics, phonology) (of a consonant, especially the English clear l) 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.

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NounEdit

lateral (plural laterals)

  1. An object, such as a passage or a protrusion, that is situated on the side of something else.
  2. (linguistics) A sound produced through lateral pronunciation (such as /l/ in lateral).
    Coordinate terms: approximant, fricative, nasal, trill, plosive
  3. (American football) A lateral pass.
  4. (business) An employee hired for a position at the same organizational level or salary as their previous position.

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VerbEdit

lateral (third-person singular simple present laterals, present participle lateralling or lateraling, simple past and past participle lateralled or lateraled)

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

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin laterālis.

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AdjectiveEdit

lateral (masculine and feminine plural laterals)

  1. lateral

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NounEdit

lateral m or f (plural laterals)

  1. wingback
  2. (castells) a casteller in the pinya, who stands beside the baix and holds the legs of one of the segons to prevent them from swaying sideways.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

In the 20th century, from Latin laterālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lateral (strong nominative masculine singular lateraler, not comparable)

  1. lateral

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InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lateral (not comparable)

  1. lateral

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: la‧te‧ral
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

AdjectiveEdit

lateral m or f (plural laterais, comparable)

  1. lateral (of, pertaining to or located in the side)
  2. of lesser importance

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NounEdit

lateral f (plural laterais)

  1. (sports) sideline (line defining the side boundary of a playing field)
  2. (sports) throw-in (set-piece where the ball is thrown back into play)
  3. (phonetics) lateral (sound in which the airstream proceeds along the sides of the tongue)

NounEdit

lateral m, f (plural laterais)

  1. (sports) winger (offensive player who plays on either side of the centre)
    Synonym: ala

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French latéral, from Latin lateralis.

AdjectiveEdit

lateral m or n (feminine singular laterală, masculine plural laterali, feminine and neuter plural laterale)

  1. lateral

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lateralis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lateˈɾal/, [la.t̪eˈɾal]
  • Rhymes: -al

AdjectiveEdit

lateral (plural laterales)

  1. lateral, to the side
  2. (linguistics) lateral

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NounEdit

lateral m or f (plural laterales)

  1. (soccer) full-back, fullback (a player who plays on the left or right side of defence)
  2. (linguistics) lateral

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lateral (not comparable)

  1. to the side, lateral
  2. (linguistics) lateral

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lateral
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lateral
Neuter singular lateralt
Plural laterala
Masculine plural3 laterale
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 laterale
All laterala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

NounEdit

lateral c

  1. (linguistics) a lateral consonant, a lateral

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lateral 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lateral lateralen lateraler lateralerna
Genitive laterals lateralens lateralers lateralernas

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