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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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. Terry Hughes:

    This has been the saddest research trip of my life, almost without exception, every reef we flew across showed consistently high levels of bleaching, from the reef slope right up onto the top of the reef. We flew for 4000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in the most pristine parts of the Great Barrier Reef and saw only four reefs that had no bleaching. The severity is much greater than in earlier bleaching events in 2002 or 1998.

  2. Paul Barrett:

    Stegosaurus was actually an animal that could get up to 9 metres in length and weigh several tonnes, this is the average size tooth for a Stegosaurus; pretty tiny with a business end, the crown, that's really only a few millimetres across. So using these very tiny feeble teeth to fuel that big body has always been a bit of a mystery.

  3. Joseph Anderson:

    At the time I was working for other guide services, and it was a huge uptick for all guide services across the country and across the world, every single trip, guides would make a bet on who would be the first guy to ask if we had read this book, Into Thin Air, and it would usually happen minutes into a trip. That happened for years.

  4. President Trump:

    These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated, the United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this horrific attack.

  5. Junaid Ahmad:

    We're headed into a perfect storm in which over the next 20 years we will see the demand for water growing significantly, driven by thirsty agriculture, thirsty energy and thirsty cities, if we are to achieve these goals of food and energy security, sustainable urbanisation, and ensure service delivery of water and sanitation to citizens, we now need to figure out how water is going to be allocated across sectors.

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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
  • 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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