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4 definitions found
 for across
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Across \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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To come across, to come upon or meet incidentally.
        --Freeman.
  
     To go across the country, to go by a direct course across a
        region without following the roads.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Across \A*cross"\, adv.
     1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the
              actions of Christ.                    --Bp. Hall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  across
      adv 1: to the opposite side; "the football field was 300 feet
             across"
      2: transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across" [syn:
         across, crosswise, crossways]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "across":
     across the grain, against, astraddle, astride, athwart,
     athwartships, bendwise, beyond, bias, biased, biaswise,
     catercorner, catercornered, confronting, contrariwise, contrawise,
     crisscross, cross, cross-grained, crossway, crossways, crosswise,
     diagonal, facing, fronting, horseback, in front of,
     in opposition to, kittycorner, oblique, obliquely, on,
     on horseback, over against, overthwart, past, sideways, sidewise,
     slant, straddle, straddle-legged, straddleback, thwart, thwartly,
     thwartways, toward, transversal, transverse, transversely,
     traverse, versus
  
  

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