What does ACROSS mean?

Definitions for ACROSS
əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɒsACROSS

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ACROSS.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. across(adverb)

    to the opposite side

    "the football field was 300 feet across"

  2. across, crosswise, crossways(adverb)

    transversely

    "the marble slabs were cut across"

Wiktionary

  1. across(Noun)

    A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.

    I solved all of the acrosses, but then got stuck on 3 down.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  2. across(Adverb)

    From one side to the other.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  3. across(Adverb)

    On the other side.

    If we sail off at noon, when will we be across?.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  4. across(Adverb)

    In a particular direction.

    He leaned across for a book.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  5. across(Adverb)

    Horizontally.

    I got stuck on 4 across.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  6. across(Preposition)

    To, toward or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  7. across(Preposition)

    On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).

    That store is across the street.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  8. across(Preposition)

    On the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  9. across(Preposition)

    From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  10. across(Preposition)

    At or near the far end of (a space).

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  11. across(Preposition)

    Spanning.

    This poetry speaks across the centuries.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  12. across(Preposition)

    Throughout,

    All across the country, voters were communicating their representatives.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

  13. across(Preposition)

    So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.

    Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux

Webster Dictionary

  1. Across(noun)

    from side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]

  2. Across(adverb)

    from side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]

  3. Across(adverb)

    obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Across

    a-kros′, prep. or adv. crosswise: from side to side. [Prep. a, and Cross.]

Editors Contribution

  1. across

    In a specific direction.

    We went across the road to our Aunt's house to see her new baby.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACROSS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #428

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACROSS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #507

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACROSS' in Adverbs Frequency: #226

How to pronounce ACROSS?

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    Karen
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    Australian
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    Indian

How to say ACROSS in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACROSS in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACROSS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ACROSS in a Sentence

  1. Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku:

    All of the wrestlers will hear fans cheering in their hearts and do their best to meet expectations, i hope the power of sumo will bring courage and emotionally move people not only in Japan but across the world.

  2. Joe Asher:

    Legalizing sports betting in other states is not going to hurt Nevada, people are already betting on sports across the country ; they are just forced to do it illegally. In fact, I think Nevada will be a big winner because all of the major Nevada casino operators have operations in other states that will benefit them. And what is good for Nevada’s big casino operators is good for Nevada.

  3. Ben Carson:

    But that is not an un-Christian thing to do to make sure that people don't come across our border illegally. That's a just thing to do.

  4. Jonas Umland:

    He came across very well, also at times spontaneous.

  5. Governor Bullock:

    Governor Bullock will continue to faithfully and effectively serve the people of Montana as their Governor, while Governor Bullock plans to work hard to elect Democrats in the state and across the country in 2020, it will be in Governor Bullock capacity as a Governor and a senior voice in the Democratic Party -- not as a candidate for US Senate.

Images & Illustrations of ACROSS

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Translations for ACROSS

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  • عبرArabic
  • през, водоравно, оттатъкBulgarian
  • přes, vodorovněCzech
  • über, querGerman
  • κατακορύφως, καθέτως, αντίπερα, απέναντι, οριζόντιος, δια μέσου, κατά πλάτοςGreek
  • através, al otro lado de, atravesado, a travésSpanish
  • toisella puolella, kohti, ristiin, poikittain, halki, poikki, yli, vaakasuoraanFinnish
  • à traversFrench
  • dwersWestern Frisian
  • sallIrish
  • thairis, thar, tarsainn air, thairis air, tarsainnScottish Gaelic
  • भर मेंHindi
  • միջով, մի կողմից մյուսը, մյուս կողմում, վրայով, խաչաձեւ, դիմացը, մյուս կողմըArmenian
  • transInterlingua
  • di seberangIndonesian
  • attraverso, orizzontale, dall'altra parteItalian
  • על פניHebrew
  • 向こう側, 横切って, 向こうJapanese
  • កាត់Khmer
  • di ser hev re, di ser ... re, di ... re, li aliyê din yêKurdish
  • попреку, пре́куMacedonian
  • zijdelings, overheen, tegenover, horizontaalDutch
  • perpendicularmente, [[em]] [[horizontal]], [[do]] [[outro]] [[lado]] [[de]], atravésPortuguese
  • dincolo, peste, de-a curmezișul, dincolo de, trans-, în curmeziș, orizontal, pe cealaltă parte, prin, transversalRomanian
  • че́рез, поперёк, сквозьRussian
  • cezSlovak
  • prek, čez, vodoravnoSlovene
  • över, genom, vågrätt, horisontellt, tvärs överSwedish
  • ఆవల, అవతలTelugu

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