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Definitions of traverse

  1. To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; to cut the tread crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other; to use the posture or motions of opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To move across; pass through or over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To examine carefully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To deny; oppose; thwart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To lay or place crosswise; to thwart or cross in opposition; to cross in traveling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To cross: to pass over: to survey: (law) to deny what an opponent has alleged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To cross; to deny an allegation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To turn, as on a pivot; to walk or move across. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. (fencing) To oppose a movement: to direct a gun to the right or left of its position. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To move crosswise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. Lying across. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To lay in a cross direction; to thwart; to obstruct; to travel over; to survey carefully; to turn and point in any direction; to plane across the grain; to deny what the opposite party has alleged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Traversing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. a horizontal beam that extends across something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. taking a zigzag path on skis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. A crosspiece; something placed across something else; a passage across. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Anything laid or built across: something that crosses or obstructs: a turn: (law) a plea containing a denial of some fact alleged by an opponent: a work for protection from the fire of an enemy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. TRAVERSER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Anything across; a barrier; plea containing a denial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Anything that traverses; a crosspiece; screen; barrier. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The act of traversing; a journey; passage; denial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Anything laid or built across; something that thwarts, crosses or obstructs; a turning; a trick; a parapet made across the covert-way to prevent its being enfiladed; a gallery or loft of communication in any large building; a denial of what the opposite party has advanced in any stage of the pleadings. Traverse-sailing, the mode of computing the place of a ship by reducing several short courses to one larger course. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Athwart; across; crosswise. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Athwart or crosswise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Athwart; cross-wise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Anything that traverses, or crosses. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings. The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc, without this; that is, without this which follows. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A line surveyed across a plot of ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A turning; a trick; a subterfuge. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To pass over and view; to survey carefully. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To deny formally, as what the opposite party has alleged. When the plaintiff or defendant advances new matter, he avers it to be true, and traverses what the other party has affirmed. To traverse an indictment or an office is to deny it. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Lying or being across. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Turned or lying across: denoting a method of cross-sailing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. Traversed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for traverse

  1. Just as many west- east birds traverse one side of the large square as cross the whole square. – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  2. Chief Lentsue of the Bakhatla, acting entirely on his own responsibility, sent his brother Segale with a message to the Dutch Commandant, reminding him that the war was a white man's war, and asking him at the same time not to traverse his territory with armed Boers; he also added that any invasion of his territory would be resisted with all the means at his disposal. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
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