across

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 [əˈkrɒs]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•cross /əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɑs/USA pronunciation   prep. 
  1. from one side to the other of:a bridge across a river.
  2. on or to the other side of;
    beyond: across the sea.
  3. so as to cross:The path cut across the meadow.

adv. 
  1. from one side to another;
    wide:The crater was a mile across.
  2. on the other side: We'll soon be across.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•cross  (ə krôs, ə kros),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. from one side to the other of:a bridge across a river.
  2. on or to the other side of;
    beyond:across the sea.
  3. into contact with;
    into the presence of, usually by accident:to come across an old friend; to run across a first edition of Byron.
  4. crosswise of or transversely to the length of something;
    athwart:coats across the bed; straddled across the boundary line.

adv. 
  1. from one side to another.
  2. on the other side:We'll soon be across.
  3. crosswise;
    transversely:with arms across.
  4. so as to be understood or learned:He couldn't get the idea across to the class.
  5. into a desired or successful state:to put a business deal across.

adj. 
  1. being in a crossed or transverse position;
    crosswise:an across pattern of supporting beams.
  • a-1 + cross 1470–80


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

across /əˈkrɒs/ prep
  1. from one side to the other side of
  2. on or at the other side of
  3. so as to transcend boundaries or barriers: people united across borders by religion and history, the study of linguistics across cultures
adv
  1. from one side to the other
  2. on or to the other side
Etymology: 13th Century: on croice, acros, from Old French a croix crosswise



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Collocations: across the [river, road, park, sea], across the [desk, table] from, sat down across the [table], more...

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