across definition

  • preposition:
    • On, at, or from the other side of: across the street.
    • in order to get across; through: drew outlines throughout the paper.
    • from side of to the other: a bridge across a river.
    • Into contact with: came across my old roommate.
    • To, toward, or through the far part of (something that lies between two sights).
    • regarding opposing part of (a thing that lies between two points of interest).
    • On the opposing part, relative to something that lies between, from (a place interesting).
    • from a single part to the other within (an area being traversed).
    • At or near the far end of (a place).
    • Spanning.
    • Throughout,
    • So as to intersect or go through or over at an angle.
    • From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction in opposition to the distance; quite more than.
  • adverb:
    • From one side to the other: The footbridge swayed once I ran across.
    • On or even the opposite side: We found by ferry.
    • Crosswise; entered.
    • In such a way concerning be comprehensible, acceptable, or successful: put our idea across; get a message across.
    • From one part to another.
    • on the reverse side.
    • In a certain direction.
    • Horizontally.
    • From side to side; crosswise.
    • Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.
    • towards opposing part
    • transversely
  • adjective:
    • Being in a crossed position: seated with hands across.
  • noun:
    • A clue whose solution works horizontally in grid.
  • others:
    • back and forth; in a crossing or crossed manner; crosswise.
    • From one part to some other; transversely; in a transverse line: since, what is the length across? I stumbled upon in a steamer.
    • Adversely; contrarily: as, “things go across,” Mir. for Mags., p. 344
    • laterally of, instead of along, that is toward the length; athwart; quite over: because, a bridge is laid across a river.
    • Transverse into the length of; in order to intersect at any perspective: as, a line moving across another.
    • past; on the other side of.

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