Meaning of traverse
Pronunciation: (trav'urs, tru-vûrs'), [key]
— v., n., adj. -ersed, -ers•ing,
- to pass or move over, along, or through.
- to go to and fro over or along.
- to extend across or over: A bridge traverses the stream.
- to go up, down, or across (a rope, mountain, hill, etc.) at an angle: The climbers traversed the east face of the mountain.
- to ski across (a hill or slope).
- to cause to move laterally.
- to look over, examine, or consider carefully; review; survey.
- to go counter to; obstruct; thwart.
- to contradict or deny.
- (in the law of pleading) to deny formally (an allegation of fact set forth in a previous pleading).
- to join issue upon.
- to turn and point (a gun) in any direction.
- to pass along or go across something; cross: a point in the river where we could traverse.
- to ski across a hill or slope on a diagonal.
- to turn laterally, as a gun.
- to glide the blade toward the hilt of the contestant's foil while applying pressure to the blade.
- the act of passing across, over, or through.
- something that crosses, obstructs, or thwarts; obstacle.
- a transversal or similar line.
- a place where one may traverse or cross; crossing.
- a transverse gallery or loft of communication in a church or other large building.
- a bar, strip, rod, or other structural part placed or extending across; crosspiece; crossbar.
- a railing, lattice, or screen serving as a barrier.
- the zigzag track of a vessel compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses.
- each of the runs in a single direction made in such sailing.
- a defensive barrier, parapet, or the like, placed transversely.
- a defensive barrier thrown across the terreplein or the covered way of a fortification to protect it from enfilade fire.
- the horizontal turning of a gun so as to make it point in any required direction.
- the motion of a lathe tool or grinding wheel along a piece of work.
- a part moving along a piece of work in this way, as the carriage of a lathe.
- a series of intersecting surveyed lines whose lengths and angles of intersection, measured at instrument stations, are recorded graphically on a map and in numerical form in data tables. Cf. closed traverse.
- a formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the other side.
- lying, extending, or passing across; transverse.
- traverse (Thesaurus)