Definition of clockwise in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkläkˌwīz/ /ˈklɑkˌwaɪz/

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  • In the same direction as the way in which the hands of a clock move around.

    ‘turn the knob clockwise’
    • ‘My only real advice is to make sure you walk it in a clockwise direction, otherwise you'll be faced with a long, steep and sustained ascent.’
    • ‘After bathing, gently massage in a clockwise direction over her chest to support breathing and aid a restful night's sleep.’
    • ‘Just don't forget to dance round your fire in a clockwise direction to ensure good portents for your family in the coming season.’
    • ‘The swim is due to start in Donegal next July and will take up to seven weeks to go around the coast in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘Get everyone to sit down, lift their right leg off the ground and turn it in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘If you rotate your thumb and fingers in a clockwise direction, you will roll a full-roller.’
    • ‘The second light started to circle around the first one in a clockwise direction and then stopped.’
    • ‘If you have children or new skiers in your group, you may want follow the trail in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘Holding the entire ponytail twist it all the way around twice, in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘Half of them turn in a clockwise direction, while the others move back and forth like waves.’
    • ‘This time he attempted to rotate the right shoulder in the opposite, or clockwise, direction.’
    • ‘Put Teflon tape in a clockwise direction as you are looking at the threads and screw it in.’
    • ‘He placed it in the lock and turned it one full turn in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘If he plays an ace, the play continues in the normal clockwise direction.’
    • ‘Each player in a clockwise direction then lays a card on top of the pile.’
    • ‘Coat the hook with varnish and wind on the flat tinsel in a clockwise direction whilst the varnish is still wet.’
    • ‘Anyone who walks round the Guru Granth Sahib or the Gurdwara must do so in a clockwise direction.’
    • ‘Formula One, by contrast, runs in a clockwise direction and only uses part of the oval.’
    • ‘Continuing in a clockwise direction the next player lays a card face up and so on.’
    • ‘The player to the left of dealer begins and the initial direction of play is clockwise.’


  • (of a direction) corresponding to the way in which the hands of a clock move around.

    • ‘a clockwise direction’