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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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

across the curriculum« (LAC) draws upon theoretical ideas from education, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and applied linguistics ( Moon, 1991), extending across the broad rubric of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

across a ...

Google previewThe Raupo Essential Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Ross Calman

abuse kanga accept tango accidentaituā accusewhakapae ache kōrangaranga; mamae achieve tutuki across (theother side) tua atu ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Networking

RAID 2: Bit-interleaved data is written across several drives, and then parity and errorcorrection information is written to additional separate drives. The specific number of errorcorrection drives depends on the allocation algorithm in use.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (1994)

by Stuart Nagel

Across. Academic. Disciplines. George J. McCall University of Missouri— St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Nagel (1992: 499) considers that "policy analysis can be broadly defined as the study of the nature, causes and effects of alternative public ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

After its long course of almost 1,000 miles from its source in southeastern Zaïre, the Congo River curves westward across the equator for some 700 miles, then bends again southward across the equator and flows toward the Atlantic. Before ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

across, crossways, замыг ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire (2009)

by Ga ́bor A ́goston, Bruce Alan Masters

across the inlet of the Bosporus, called the Golden Horn. Known as Sykai (Greek “the figs”) in the first century b.c.e., probably due to its rural ...

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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.

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