1. [ adjective ] (anatomy) lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body

"lateral lemniscus"

Related terms: distal
2. [ adjective ] situated at or extending to the side
Synonyms: sidelong

"the lateral branches of a tree" "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

Related terms: side
3. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
Synonyms: lateral_pass
Related terms: pass
Similar spelling:   laterally