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Definition of "traverse" []

  • To travel or pass across, over, or through. (verb-transitive)
  • To move to and fro over; cross and recross. (verb-transitive)
  • To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel: traverse an artillery piece. (verb-transitive)
  • To extend across; cross: a bridge that traverses a river. (verb-transitive)
  • To pass or go over or back and forth over (something); cross (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To go against; oppose; obstruct (verb)
  • To move or cause to move sideways or crosswise (verb)
  • To extend or reach across (verb)
  • To turn (an artillery gun) laterally on its pivot or mount or (of an artillery gun) to turn laterally (verb)
  • To look over or examine carefully (verb)
  • To deny (an allegation of fact), as in pleading (verb)
  • To slide one's blade towards an opponent's hilt while applying pressure against his blade (verb)
  • To move across (a face) horizontally (verb)
  • To brace (a yard) fore and aft (verb)
  • Something being or lying across, such as a transom (noun)
  • A gallery or loft inside a building that crosses it (noun)
  • An obstruction or hindrance (noun)
  • A protective bank or other barrier across a trench or rampart (noun)
  • A railing, screen, or curtain (noun)
  • The act or an instance of traversing or crossing (noun)
  • A path or road across (noun)
  • The zigzag course of a vessel tacking frequently (noun)
  • The formal denial of a fact alleged in the opposite party's pleading (noun)
  • A survey consisting of a series of straight lines, the length of each and the angle between them being measured (noun)
  • A horizontal move across a face (noun)
  • Being or lying across; transverse (adjective)

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Use "traverse" in a sentence
  • "Where i live in traverse city the season start is quite chilly this year so i dont exactly know if that would be true."
  • "I traverse from the side of the course, where there is actually a little bit of loose snow to ski in, across the ice-covered racing line."
  • "Such a band of practised and educated soldiers may never again traverse England."
  • "I didn’t post the insane plank and chain traverse pics."
  • "Another step of his heavy boot knocked loose stones free from the ledge, and Chaltiford realized that the traverse was a little more challenging than he had first suspected."