Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lateral

1 sense of lateral

Sense 1
lateral pass, lateral -- (a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer)
       => pass, passing play, passing game, passing -- ((American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long")

Antonyms of adj lateral

2 senses of lateral

Sense 1
lateral, sidelong -- (situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson)

INDIRECT (VIA bottom, side) -> top -- (situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf")
INDIRECT (VIA side, top) -> bottom -- (situated at the bottom or lowest position; "the bottom drawer")

Sense 2
lateral -- (lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus")

INDIRECT (VIA distal) -> mesial -- (being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body)

Similarity of adj lateral

2 senses of lateral

Sense 1
lateral, sidelong -- (situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson)
       => side (prenominal) (vs. top) (vs. bottom) -- (located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch")

Sense 2
lateral -- (lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus")
       => distal (vs. mesial) -- (directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body)

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