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Across appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.
  • Ray Rag ran across a rough road.
    Across a rough road Ray Rag ran.
    Where is the rough road Ray Rag ran across?

Across appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Enola’s drowsy assessor cast rorts across essays’ words alone.
  • "Spacy assessor cadet, fold a hill I had lofted across," essay caps.
  • So to know I’m lifted across essays on a nosy assessor cadet film, I won kotos.
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The word across is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adverb across

What does across mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to the opposite side
    • example: the football field was 300 feet across
  2. transversely

Alternative definition of the adverb across


  1. From one side to the other.
  2. On the other side.
  3. In a particular direction.
  4. [context: crosswords] Horizontally.

Definition of the noun across

What does across mean as a name of something?


  1. [context: crosswords] A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.

Other definitions of across

What does across also mean?


  1. To, toward, or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
  2. On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).
  3. [Southern US, AAVE] On the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).
  4. From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).
  5. At or near the far end of (a space).
  6. See Spanning.
  7. See Throughout,.
  8. So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.


  1. "Across" is a musical album of Kary Ng.
    • released on
  2. "Across" is a cataloged instance, composition.


Across is a software.

Phrases with Across

Phrases starting with the word Across:

  1. Across From
  2. Across the Line
  3. Across the Pond
  4. Across Variable
  5. across the board
  6. across-the-board

Phrases ending with the word Across:

  1. cut across
  2. get across
  3. put across
  4. run across
  5. Came Across
  6. come across
  7. look across
  8. pass across
  9. to cut across
  10. to put across
  11. put one across
  12. Stumble Across
  13. To Came Across
  14. to come across

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Across

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Google previewA Dictionary of Biological Terms (1920)

transz're, to go across] Appl. epithelium occurring in ureters and urinary bladder, renewing itself by mitotic division of the third and innermost layer of cells (phys.) translocation (tränz'lökâ'shün) n. [L. trans, across; locus, place.] Diffusion, as ...

Google previewA Sea Dyak Dictionary, in Alphabetical Parts, with Examples and Quotations Shewing the Use and Meaning of Words (1900)

by W. H (William Howell), Demetrius James Sandford Bailey

From the elbow across the chest ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

across the Little Tennessee River in southwestern North Carolina. The latter dam was designed and constructed by the tva engineering staff, but, in fact, the site had originally been surveyed for a hydroelectric power project by the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

Mass transfer is governed by a differential gradient in concentration of the migrating species across a boundary that contributes to the diffusion mass transport. The difference in the concentration of the migrating species provides the driving ...

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View more videos about Get Across, put across, run across, Across From, Come Across, Across The Sun, Stumble Across, Across the Line, Across the Pond, Across Variable, Across The Board, Across the World, Across the Street, Put Oneself Across, Across the Universe, and Broad Across the Beam.

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Sign language

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Quotes about Across

Across the street the eyes
Are swathed in dark's disguise
Across the street the eyes
Froze all my insides
Across the street the eyes
Panicked and surprised
Across the street the eyes
Slashed through the frigid cries (Gwenevere Cornwell)
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Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1S1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ACROSS

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