What does across mean?

Definitions for across
əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɒsacross

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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. Ron Redmond:

    These governments have been so stressed, and these countries put under such pressure with these huge numbers of refugees coming across, that we can understand why they feel it's necessary to take action, we just want to ensure that nobody is being sent back to danger.

  2. Alexis McGill Johnson:

    Abortion providers should join the thousands of other medical professionals across the state in ceasing elective procedures, unless the life of the mother is at risk, to protect the health of their patients and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  3. Marcella Nunez-Smith:

    Access issues and mistrust are leaving Black health care workers behind, we know there will be similar challenges across the broader population.

  4. Deana Bass:

    We find where ever we go across the country when people hear directly from Dr. Carson, his message resonates. He doesn't sound like a politician because he is not a politician. People find his authenticity and his solutions for America to be a breath of fresh air.

  5. Police Corporal Chris Manseau:

    They could be anywhere literally across the country right now, so anybody anywhere who sees them please let us know, they could be going by car, they could be going by train. Who knows how far they could have gotten by now.

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Translations for across

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  • عبرArabic
  • 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
  • sallIrish
  • tarsainn, thairis air, tarsainn air, thar, thairisScottish Gaelic
  • भर मेंHindi
  • մյուս կողմը, վրայով, խաչաձեւ, միջով, մի կողմից մյուսը, դիմացը, մյուս կողմումArmenian
  • 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 ... 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
  • cezSlovak
  • prek, vodoravno, čezSlovene
  • vågrätt, tvärs över, horisontellt, över, genomSwedish
  • అవతల, ఆవలTelugu

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