The definition of across is on the other side or from the other side.adverb
To walk over a bridge is an example of to walk across.
Across is defined as from one side to the other.preposition
Houses on opposite sides of the street is an example of across.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- so as to cross; crosswise
- from one side to the other
- on or to the other side
Origin: ME acros < a-, on, in + cros, cross, after Anglo-Fr an croix
- from one side to the other of, or so as to cross
- on or to the other side of; over; through
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- On, at, or from the other side of: across the street.
- So as to cross; through: drew lines across the paper.
- From one side of to the other: a bridge across a river.
- Into contact with: came across my old roommate.
- From one side to the other: The footbridge swayed when I ran across.
- On or to the opposite side: We came across by ferry.
- Crosswise; crossed.
- In such a manner as to be comprehensible, acceptable, or successful: put our idea across; get a message across.
Origin: Middle English acrois, from Anglo-Norman an croiz : an, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + croiz, cross (from Latin crux; see Cross ).