Meaning of across
Pronunciation: (u-krôs', u-kros'), [key]
- from one side to the other of: a bridge across a river.
- on or to the other side of; beyond: across the sea.
- into contact with; into the presence of, usually by accident: to come across an old friend; to run across a first edition of Byron.
- crosswise of or transversely to the length of something; athwart: coats across the bed; straddled across the boundary line.
- from one side to another.
- on the other side: We'll soon be across.
- crosswise; transversely: with arms across.
- so as to be understood or learned: He couldn't get the idea across to the class.
- into a desired or successful state: to put a business deal across.
- being in a crossed or transverse position; crosswise: an across pattern of supporting beams.
- across (Thesaurus)