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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Across  \A*cross"\,  adv 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  across 
  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 
  across" 
  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}, 
  {crossways}] 




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