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traverse

trav·erse

traverse

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: tr vuhrs
inflections: traversed, traverses, traversing
definition 1: to go over, along, or through; cover or cross.
We traversed the county in one day.The terrain was rough and we traversed only ten miles.
synonyms:
cover, cross, pass, range, track, travel
similar words:
negotiate, ride, tour, wander
definition 2: to go back and forth over or along; cross and recross.
We traversed the stream as it meandered through the valley.
synonyms:
crisscross
similar words:
crosscut, pace, retrace, travel
definition 3: to reach across; span, as a bridge.
synonyms:
bridge, cross, span
similar words:
bisect, crisscross, extend, intersect, overlie, stretch
definition 4: in skiing or climbing, to descend or ascend (a mountain or hill) at an angle instead of straight up or down.
synonyms:
angle
similar words:
crisscross, crosscut, slant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: tr vuhrs
definition 1: to go along, over, or to and fro; cross or recross a route or place.
synonyms:
cross
similar words:
pass, range, tour, track, travel
definition 2: to move across the face of a hill or mountain, as in skiing or climbing.
synonyms:
cross, cut
similar words:
angle, crisscross
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: trae vrs
definition 1: the act of crossing, or a route that is crossed.
synonyms:
crossing, intersection
similar words:
crosscut, diagonal
definition 2: a zigzag or lateral movement or route, as in the tacking of a sailboat or the descent of a skier.
synonyms:
zigzag
similar words:
crosscut, tack
definition 3: a crosspiece or other transverse line, structural member, embankment, or the like.
synonyms:
crossbar, crosspiece
similar words:
crossbeam, transom
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: trae vrs
definition 1: extending across; transverse.
synonyms:
cross, thwart, transversal, transverse
similar words:
horizontal
definition 2: of or pertaining to the equipment, installation, or operation of drapes that can be drawn shut by cords.
a traverse rod
similar words:
moving
derivations: traversable (adj.), traversal (n.), traverser (n.)
Word Parts
The word traverse contains the following parts: