EN[əˈkɹɒs] [əˈkɹɔs] [əˈkɹɔst] [əˈkɹɑs] [-ɒs] [-ɔːs]
  • Across may refer to:

    Definition of across in English Dictionary

  • NounPLacrossesPREacro-
    1. (crosswords) A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.
      1. I solved all of the acrosses, but then got stuck on 3 down.
  • Adverb
    1. From one side to the other.
      1. [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
    2. On the other side.
      1. If we sail off at noon, when will we be across? ‎
    3. In a particular direction.
      1. He leaned across for a book. ‎
    4. (crosswords) Horizontally.
      1. I got stuck on 4 across. ‎
  • Preposition
    1. To, toward, or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
      1. We rowed across the river. ‎
      2. Fortunately, there was a bridge across the river. ‎
      3. He came across the street to meet me. ‎
    2. On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
      1. That store is across the street. ‎
    3. (Southern US, African American Vernacular)  On the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).
      1. From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).
        1. The meteor streaked across the sky. ‎
        2. He walked across the room. ‎
        3. Could you slide that across the table to me, please? ‎
      2. At or near the far end of (a space).
        1. Spanning.
          1. This poetry speaks across the centuries. ‎
        2. Throughout.
          1. All across the country, voters were communicating their representatives. ‎
        3. So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.
          1. Lay the top stick across the bottom one. ‎
          2. She had straps fastened across the conduit every six feet. ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.
          • By using highest male-specific spermatocrit as a reference value, we equalized number of sperm cells across the 48 fertilizations.
          • Before pooling, we applied a vincentisation procedure (see Results for more details) to normalise reaction times across subjects.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Across the West, crops rotted for the second summer in a row this year because of a weekslong shutdown of visa processing for seasonal farm workers caused by State Department computer problems.
          • Across from it is “Danaë,” in which a giant blackened depetaled sunflower emerges from a pile of lead books.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Bridge the digital divide. Let the poor get across.
          • Better organized writing helps to get the point across.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Prepositions
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            1. en acrosst
            2. en acrosses
            3. en acrosswise
            4. en across from
            5. en across the line
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of across for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "across" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile