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Definition of "across" []

  • On, at, or from the other side of: across the street. (preposition)
  • So as to cross; through: drew lines across the paper. (preposition)
  • From one side of to the other: a bridge across a river. (preposition)
  • Into contact with: came across my old roommate. (preposition)
  • From one side to the other: The footbridge swayed when I ran across. (adverb)

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.

Use "across" in a sentence
  • "Again, bogs are not infrequently come across -- _across_, by the way, is hardly the word to use."
  • ""Because," Lovell hastened to say; "because she can't go across -- no, that wasn't right -- why -- ahem! why does a hen go _across_ the road, Miss"
  • "Romantic emails had been exchanged with Jane: Write your name across the sky."