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Meaning of ACROSS

Pronunciation:  u'kros

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across"
  2. [adv]  to the opposite side; "the football field was 300 feet across"
  3. [adv]  in such a manner as to be understood and accepted; "she cannot get her ideas across"
  4. [adj]  placed crosswise; "spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers"; "crossed forks"; "seated with arms across"

ACROSS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: crossed, crosstown, cross-town, crossways, crosswise, decussate, intersectant, intersecting, over
 Antonyms: uncrossed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*cross"\ (#; 115), prep. [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en
    croix. See Cross, n.]
    From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction
    opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a
    river. --Dryden.
    {To come across}, to come upon or meet incidentally.
    {To go across the country}, to go by a direct course across a
       region without following the roads.
  2. \A*cross"\, adv.
    1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.
    2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.]
             The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the
             actions of Christ.                    --Bp. Hall.
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