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. Shane Norris:

    Many countries now across the continent are facing a double burden of malnutrition, there's still persistent undernutrition in early life and overweight and obesity in later life.

  2. The Texas senator:

    New York , Sanders vowed. The Republicans were battling for 95 delegates. Republican Donald Trump, originally from Queens, would need to win more than 50 percent of the vote statewide - – and dominate across the congressional districts -- to have a shot at claiming all those delegates. The importance of every last delegate has increased in recent weeks as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has appeared to outmaneuver Trump’s campaign in the behind-the-scenes preparations for July’s convention. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has been laying the groundwork for a contested convention – - where no candidate has the necessary 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination – - by getting allies elected as delegates. That way, if voting extends to a second round, some of those pledged to Republican Donald Trump on the first round could peel off and support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. This has heightened the pressure on Republican Donald Trump to clinch the nomination before the convention, though Cruz’s recent wins have made that harder. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State. The Texas senator was already looking ahead on the primary calendar, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  3. Daniel Carcillo:

    We’re going to be working with, and including people in trials from the veteran community, from the senior citizen community and also women of domestic violence, it’s an issue across a lot of demographics, and you always want to create that community feeling of healing and people supporting each other through that process.

  4. Secretary Clinton:

    So I hope you and everybody across Wisconsin keep the court in mind when you vote, i will keep advocating and talking about it and calling on the Senate to do its job.

  5. Herbert Diess:

    We are spreading responsibility across several shoulders, we are making Volkswagen faster, leaner and more efficient.

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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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    • A. embark
    • B. adventure
    • C. aggravate
    • D. inspire

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