Definitions for across
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word across.
to the opposite side
"the football field was 300 feet across"
across, crosswise, crosswaysadverb
"the marble slabs were cut across"
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.
Etymology: from a-croiz, from an + croiz, from crux
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Athwart, laid over something so as to cross it.
Etymology: from a for at, or the French à, as it is used in à travers, and cross.
The harp hath the concave not along the strings, but across the strings; and no harp hath the sound so melting and prolonged as the Irish harp. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 223.
This view’d, but not enjoy’d, with arms across,
He stood, reflecting on his country’s loss. John Dryden, Fables.
There is a set of artisans, who, by the help of several poles, which they lay across each others shoulders, build themselves up into a kind of pyramid; so that you see a pile of men in the air of four or five rows rising one above another. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Across is a preposition that indicates movement, placement, or action from one side or location to the other side or location of something. It can also refer to covering or spanning a certain distance or area. In a figurative sense, across can indicate a comparison or contrast between different groups or categories.
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
Etymology: [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-kros′, prep. or adv. crosswise: from side to side. [Prep. a, and Cross.]
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
Across vs. Cross -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Across and Cross.
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
The numerical value of across in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of across in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read President Can't Swim.
Let this moment resonate with women across the world -- across this country and across this world -- from Texas to Afghanistan, also the young people who have no vote, who can't even get a vaccine -- they're inheriting the world that we live in and that we lead in. It's time for you to claim your power. Claim your voice, sing your song, tell your stories. It will make us a better place. Your turn.
If we don't have a quicker transition to La Nina, we have less likelihood of very hot and dry summer across the United States, our forecasts show just above normal temperatures across eastern and central U.S., but not extreme heat by any means. On the precipitation side, we are seeing close to normal in most of the corn and soybean areas across the U.S. Midwest.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.
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- водоравно, през, оттатъкBulgarian
- přes, vodorovněCzech
- über, querGerman
- κατά πλάτος, αντίπερα, απέναντι, οριζόντιος, καθέτως, κατακορύφως, δια μέσουGreek
- al otro lado de, através, a través, atravesadoSpanish
- ristiin, poikittain, kohti, poikki, halki, yli, vaakasuoraan, toisella puolellaFinnish
- à traversFrench
- dwersWestern Frisian
- tarsainn, thairis air, tarsainn air, thar, thairisScottish Gaelic
- भर मेंHindi
- մյուս կողմը, վրայով, խաչաձեւ, միջով, մի կողմից մյուսը, դիմացը, մյուս կողմումArmenian
- di seberangIndonesian
- attraverso, orizzontale, dall'altra parteItalian
- על פניHebrew
- 向こう側, 横切って, 向こうJapanese
- di ser ... re, li aliyê din yê, di ... re, di ser hev reKurdish
- попреку, пре́куMacedonian
- overheen, horizontaal, zijdelings, tegenoverDutch
- [[do]] [[outro]] [[lado]] [[de]], perpendicularmente, [[em]] [[horizontal]], atravésPortuguese
- trans-, dincolo, dincolo de, prin, transversal, de-a curmezișul, peste, pe cealaltă parte, orizontal, în curmezișRomanian
- сквозь, че́рез, поперёкRussian
- prek, vodoravno, čezSlovene
- vågrätt, tvärs över, horisontellt, över, genomSwedish
- అవతల, ఆవలTelugu
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