Traverse Definition

trə-vûrs, trăvərs
traversed, traverses, traversing
verb
traversed, traverses, traversing
To pass, move, or extend over, across, or through; cross.
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To move back and forth over a place, etc.; cross and recross.
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To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
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To move across; cross over.
Webster's New World
To swivel or pivot.
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Antonyms:
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noun
traverses
A passing across, over, or through.
American Heritage
Something that traverses or crosses.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of traversing.
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Something that opposes or thwarts; obstacle.
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A passage by which one may cross; way across.
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adjective
Passing or extending across; transverse.
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Designating or of drapes (and the rods and hooks for them) usually hung in pairs that can be drawn together or apart by pulling a cord at the side.
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adverb
Across; crosswise.
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other
A denial of one alleged fact that is not absolute, but that seeks to explain it away or qualify it by virtue of special circumstances, such as an inducement that can be verified.
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Other Word Forms of Traverse

Noun

Singular:
traverse
Plural:
traverses

Origin of Traverse

  • Middle English traversen from Old French traverser from Vulgar Latin trāversāre from Late Latin trānsversāre from Latin trānsversus transverse transverse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin trans across + versus turned, perfect passive participle of vertere, turn

    From Wiktionary

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