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cross·wise

 (krôs′wīz′, krŏs′-)
adv. also cross·ways (-wāz′)
So as to be or lie in a cross direction; across: placed the kindling crosswise to the rest of the wood.
adj.
Crossing: a crosswise piece.

crosswise

(ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz) or

crossways

adj, adv
1. across; transversely
2. in the shape of a cross

cross•wise

(ˈkrɔsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒs-)

also cross•ways

(-ˌweɪz)

adv.
1. across; transversely.
2. contrarily.
3. Archaic. in the form of a cross.
adj.
4. forming a cross; transverse.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crosswise - lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension"
lengthways, lengthwise - running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; "the lengthwise dimension"
2.crosswise - in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
Adv.1.crosswise - not in the intended manner; "things are going crosswise"
2.crosswise - transverselycrosswise - transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across"

crosswise

crossways
adverb across, sideways, diagonally, from side to side, at right angles, at an angle, crisscross, athwart, on the bias, transversely, over, aslant Slice the courgettes crosswise.

crosswise

adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations
křížemnapříč

crosswise

[ˈkrɒswaɪz] ADVtransversalmente

crosswise

[ˈkrɒswaɪz] adv [lie] → en travers; [cut, slice] → en diagonale

crosswise

[ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz] adv (in the form of a cross) → a forma di croce; (across) → di traverso
References in classic literature ?
The fibres in the upper and lower layers, are long and horizontal; those of the middle one, very short, and running crosswise between the outside layers.
The wagons were outspanned side by side with a space between them, and into this space the mob of thirty-six oxen was driven and there secured by reims tied crosswise from the front and hind wheels of the wagons.
It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant goes passenger in a ship.
The ice-bridges had to be tested, and either Daylight or Kama went in advance, snowshoes on their feet, and long poles carried crosswise in their hands.
These he tore lengthwise and crosswise and dropped into the waste basket.
His fore-legs and hind-legs tied lengthwise and crosswise, he was carried head-downward the short distance to the place of slaughter and cooking, and flung to the earth in the midst of the score or more of dogs similarly tied and helpless.
The seats, instead of stretching from end to end, are placed crosswise.
He made no answer, but stepping within the door, before which he had kept guard, held his pole crosswise to protect it.
One was a youth in glistening apparel, with a scarf of the rainbow pattern crosswise on his breast.
He had his money ready, folded in a scrap of paper, and laughingly handed it in; then with a free action, threw out as many fingers of his right hand as there were shillings, and made a cut crosswise in the air for an odd sixpence.
In process of time, the rains wash off all the turf and grass aforesaid, move the logs hither and thither, in picturesque positions, up, down and crosswise, with divers chasms and ruts of black mud intervening.
When the two armies joined battle, the cranes would rush forward, flapping their wings and stretching out their necks, and would perhaps snatch up some of the Pygmies crosswise in their beaks.