Definitions for acrossəˈkrɔs, əˈkrɒs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word across
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
from one side to the other of:
a bridge across a river.
on or to the other side of; beyond:
across the sea.
into contact with; into the presence of, usu. by accident:
to come across an old friend.
crosswise of or transversely to the length of something; athwart.
(adv.)from one side to another.
on the other side:
We'll soon be across.
so as to be understood or learned:
to get one's idea across.
into a desired or successful state.
Origin of across:
to the opposite side
"the football field was 300 feet across"
across, crosswise, crossways(adverb)
"the marble slabs were cut across"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
from one side to the other
to walk across the street; The group is traveling across the country.
on the opposite side
a store right across the street; America is across the Atlantic from Europe.
in all parts of
severe storms across the country
involving or including all parts or people in a group
We're cutting the budget across the board.
from one side to the other
It looks slippery. I'm not sure if we can walk across.; The room measured about 20 feet across.
on the opposite side from
sitting across from me on the bus
A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.
I solved all of the acrosses, but then got stuck on 3 down.
From one side to the other.
On the other side.
If we sail off at noon, when will we be across?.
In a particular direction.
He leaned across for a book.
I got stuck on 4 across.
To, toward or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
That store is across the street.
On the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).
From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).
At or near the far end of (a space).
This poetry speaks across the centuries.
All across the country, voters were communicating their representatives.
So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.
Origin: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux
from side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river
from side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across
obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'across' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #428
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'across' in Written Corpus Frequency: #507
Rank popularity for the word 'across' in Adverbs Frequency: #226
Translations for across
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to the other side (of); from one side to the other side of
He took her across the road.
- para o outro ladoPortuguese (BR)
- přes, napříčCzech
- από τη μια μεριά στην άλληGreek
- de un lado a otro deSpanish
- از سویی به سوی دیگرFarsi
- de l'autre côté deFrench
- לַצָד הַשֶׁנִי, מִקָצֶה לְקָצֶהHebrew
- दूसरी ओरHindi
- þvert yfirIcelandic
- dall'altra parte diItalian
- ...을 가로질러Korean
-  pāriLatvian
- ke seberangMalay
- over, tvers over, vannrett (i kryssord)Norwegian
- از سویی به سوی دیگرPersian
- له يوي خوا بلي خواتهPashto
- para o outro ladoPortuguese
- pe partea cealaltă (a)Romanian
- cez, krížomSlovak
- karşıdan karşıyaTurkish
- 穿過，橫過Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک سرے سے دوسرے سرے تکUrdu
- từ bên này sang bên kiaVietnamese
- 穿过，横过Chinese (Simp.)
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