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Definitions of Across

Pronunciation : A*cross" (#; 115)
Part of Speech : prep.
Etymology : [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]
Definition : Defn: 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. Freeman. -- To go across the country, to go by a direct course across a region without following the roads.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : A*cross"
Part of Speech : adv.
Definition : 1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across. Shak.

2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.] The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ. Bp. Hall.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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