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Meaning of CROSSWISE

Pronunciation:  'kros`wIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across"
  2. [adv]  not in the intended manner; "things are going crosswise"
  3. [adj]  in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
  4. [adj]  lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension"

CROSSWISE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: across, cross(a), crossing(a), cross-section(a), cross-sectional, crossways, horizontal, thwartwise, transversal, transverse
 Antonyms: lengthways, lengthwise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cross"wise`\ (-w?z`), adv.
In the form of a cross; across; transversely. --Longfellow.

Thesaurus Terms
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