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. acrossadverb

    to the opposite side

    "the football field was 300 feet across"

  2. across, crosswise, crosswaysadverb

    transversely

    "the marble slabs were cut across"

Wiktionary

  1. acrossnoun

    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. acrossadverb

    From one side to the other.

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

  3. acrossadverb

    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. acrossadverb

    In a particular direction.

    He leaned across for a book.

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

  5. acrossadverb

    Horizontally.

    I got stuck on 4 across.

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

  6. acrosspreposition

    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. acrosspreposition

    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. acrosspreposition

    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. acrosspreposition

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

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

  10. acrosspreposition

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

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

  11. acrosspreposition

    Spanning.

    This poetry speaks across the centuries.

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

  12. acrosspreposition

    Throughout,

    All across the country, voters were communicating their representatives.

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

  13. acrosspreposition

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acrossnoun

    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. Acrossadverb

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

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

  3. Acrossadverb

    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

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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. Carolyn Lam Su Ping:

    The idea that stress can be related to ischemia and even a heart attack is an important message to get across.

  2. Mike Koval:

    In light of so much things that have happened not just across the country, but in our own community, it's understandable that the reaction at the scene and of some of our citizens is extremely volatile, emotional and upsetting, and we understand that. That's absolutely appropriate under these circumstances. We would urge, obviously, that everyone exercise restraint.

  3. Ken Martin:

    There are industry standards, but the problem is they’re not law in every state, there needs to be uniformed oversight in all 50 states across the country, and amusement parks need to be more forthcoming with their incident records to advance safety standards.

  4. Robert Piper:

    The violence and conflict has a devastating effect... it is casting a shadow across the region.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders, … It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.

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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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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. urban
    • B. disjointed
    • C. aligned
    • D. whirring

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