across /əˈkrɔs, ||ˈkrɔst/
A·cross prep. From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river.
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.
1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.
2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.]
The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ. --Bp. Hall.
adj : placed crosswise; "spoken with a straight face but crossed
fingers"; "crossed forks"; "seated with arms across"
[syn: crossed] [ant: uncrossed]
adv 1: to the opposite side; "the football field was 300 feet
2: in such a manner as to be understood and accepted; "she
cannot get her ideas across" [syn: over]
3: transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across" [syn: crosswise,