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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.

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