from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. On, at, or from the other side of: across the street.
- prep. So as to cross; through: drew lines across the paper.
- prep. From one side of to the other: a bridge across a river.
- prep. Into contact with: came across my old roommate.
- adv. From one side to the other: The footbridge swayed when I ran across.
- adv. On or to the opposite side: We came across by ferry.
- adv. Crosswise; crossed.
- adv. In such a manner as to be comprehensible, acceptable, or successful: put our idea across; get a message across.
- adj. Being in a crossed position: seated with arms across.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. To, toward, or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
- prep. On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
- prep. On the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).
- prep. From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).
- prep. At or near the far end of (a space).
- prep. Spanning.
- prep. Throughout,
- prep. So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.
- adv. From one side to the other.
- adv. On the other side.
- adv. In a particular direction.
- adv. Horizontally.
- n. A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over.
- adv. From side to side; crosswise.
- adv. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From side to side; in a crossing or crossed manner; crosswise.
- From one side to another; transversely; in a transverse line: as, what is the distance across? I came across in a steamer.
- Adversely; contrarily: as, “things go across,” Mir. for Mags., p. 344
- From side to side of, as opposed to along, which is in the direction of the length; athwart; quite over: as, a bridge is laid across a river.
- Transverse to the length of; so as to intersect at any angle: as, a line passing across another.
- Beyond; on the other side of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to the opposite side
- adv. transversely
Middle English acrois, from Anglo-Norman an croiz : an, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + croiz, cross (from Latin crux; see cross).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English acros, from a-croiz, from Anglo-Norman an ("on") + Old French croiz ("in the form of a cross"), from Latin crux (Wiktionary)