Definition of across :
1. From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river.
2. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.
3. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.
after, on the other side, cross-town, before, by, to the opposite side of, in a crossing position, all-inclusive, oncoming, whole, along, all, decussate, crosstown, elongated, filmy, fine, in front of, all-or-nothing, wholesale, transversely, ahead, athwart, into, altogether, narrow, about, direct, from side to side of, directly opposite, intersecting, forward, the sum total, paper-thin, crossways, up, contrariwise, crosswise, crossed, bound for something, beyond, from all sides, hairline, fat, apart, around, broad, from one side to another, over, intersectant, through, everything, complete, over against, attenuated, overall, advancing
diametric (part of speech: adjective)
- An' Johnnie's gone across the sea, sir, wi' his mother; he got a right good chance to better hisself, an' I made him go. - "A Dozen Ways Of Love", Lily Dougall.
- She turned and started across the square. - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- He went across to Stella and took her hands. - "Witness For The Defence", A.E.W. Mason.