What does transverse mean?

Definitions for transversetrænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word transverse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cross(a), transverse, transversal, thwartwise(adj)

    extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

    "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"


  1. transverse(Adjective)

    Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.

  2. transverse(Adjective)

    Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transverse(adj)

    lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal

  2. Transverse(noun)

    anything that is transverse or athwart

  3. Transverse(noun)

    the longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse

  4. Transverse(verb)

    to overturn; to change

  5. Transverse(verb)

    to change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transverse

    trans-vėrs′, adj. turned or lying across.—adv. crosswise.—n. Transver′sal, a line drawn across several others so as to cut them all.—adv. Transver′sally.—adj. Trans′versary.—adv. Transverse′ly, in a transverse or cross direction.—n. Transver′sion. [L. trans, across, vertĕre, versum, to turn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelle Christensen:

    After we took on the project, we had a big powertrain overhaul halfway through the development, originally, the concept had a transverse-mounted, naturally aspirated V6. Then the team decided, ‘ It’s the NSX – that’s not good enough. ’.

  2. Faheem Mujahid:

    If that’s not happening, all the pressure will hit the spine, which is a big no-no, when the transverse abs are engaged properly, it automatically engages the thoracic lumbar fascia [muscle in the lower spine] at the same time, which offers spine protection.

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