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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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. Will Powell:

    The first lessons are as basic as learning to call a dog across a room and be nice. The dogs don't get a pay check so handlers have to provide love and encouragement.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    There are some politicians who like to support boots on the ground in every conflict across the globe in an effort to lean forward and show how tough they are, i don't think this is a game of 'Risk.' I don't think it should be politicians moving armies about. I think it should be driven by the national security imperatives and the military needs on the ground.

  3. Vishal Shah:

    The back end systems that we were sitting on top of were not the same. We had to get to a place where they were similar infrastructure. We had to move features and important things over across both Facebook Messenger, as well as on [ Instagram ] Direct.

  4. Fox News Meteorologist Adam Klotz:

    The big story right now, boy is it cold running across portions of the Northern Plains.

  5. Councilmember TeresaMosqueda:

    My daughter is going to be 31 in 2050, we just saw headlines saying that in 2050 theres going to be a crisis across this globe. Now is the time for us to package all of these items together and today say no more delay.

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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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