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tra·verse

 (trə-vûrs′, trăv′ərs)
v. tra·versed, tra·vers·ing, tra·vers·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To travel or pass across, over, or through: a ship traversing a channel; light traversing a window.
b. To move to and fro over; cross and recross: traversed the room in thought for an hour.
c. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
2. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel: traverse an artillery piece.
3. To extend across; cross: a bridge that traverses a river.
4. To look over carefully; examine: "Someday I plan to read the classics. Someday I plan to traverse their pages and see for myself what raw weight they wield" (Beck Hansen).
5. Archaic To go counter to; thwart.
6. Law
a. To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
b. To join issue upon (an indictment).
7. To survey by traverse.
8. Nautical To brace (a yard) fore and aft.
v.intr.
1. To move to the side or back and forth.
2. To turn laterally; swivel.
3.
a. To go up, down, or across a slope diagonally or in a zigzag manner, as in skiing.
b. To slide one's blade with pressure toward the hilt of the opponent's foil in fencing.
n. trav·erse (trăv′ərs, trə-vûrs′)
1. A passing across, over, or through.
2. A route or path across or over.
3. Something that lies across, especially:
a. An intersecting line; a transversal.
b. Architecture A structural crosspiece; a transom.
c. A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
d. A railing, curtain, screen, or similar barrier.
e. A defensive barrier across a rampart or trench, as a bank of earth thrown up to protect against enfilade fire.
4. Something that obstructs and thwarts; an obstacle.
5. Nautical The zigzag route of a vessel forced by contrary winds to sail on different courses.
6. A zigzag or diagonal course on a steep slope, as in skiing.
7.
a. A lateral movement, as of a lathe tool across a piece of wood.
b. A part of a mechanism that moves in this manner.
c. The lateral swivel of a mounted gun.
8. A line established by sighting in surveying a tract of land.
9. Law A formal denial of the opposing party's allegation of fact in a lawsuit.
adj. trav·erse (trăv′ərs, trə-vûrs′)
Lying or extending across; transverse.

[Middle English traversen, from Old French traverser, from Vulgar Latin *trāversāre, from Late Latin trānsversāre, from Latin trānsversus, transverse; see transverse.]

tra·vers′a·ble adj.
tra·vers′al n.
tra·vers′er n.

traverse

(ˈtrævɜːs; trəˈvɜːs)
vb
1. to pass or go over or back and forth over (something); cross
2. (tr) to go against; oppose; obstruct
3. to move or cause to move sideways or crosswise
4. (tr) to extend or reach across
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to turn (an artillery gun) laterally on its pivot or mount or (of an artillery gun) to turn laterally
6. (tr) to look over or examine carefully
7. (Law) (tr) law to deny (an allegation of fact), as in pleading
8. (Fencing) (intr) fencing to slide one's blade towards an opponent's hilt while applying pressure against his blade
9. (Mountaineering) mountaineering to move across (a face) horizontally
10. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to brace (a yard) fore and aft
n
11. something being or lying across, such as a transom
12. (Architecture) a gallery or loft inside a building that crosses it
13. (Mathematics) maths another name for transversal1
14. an obstruction or hindrance
15. (Fortifications) fortifications a protective bank or other barrier across a trench or rampart
16. (Furniture) a railing, screen, or curtain
17. the act or an instance of traversing or crossing
18. a path or road across
19. (Nautical Terms) nautical the zigzag course of a vessel tacking frequently
20. (Law) law the formal denial of a fact alleged in the opposite party's pleading
21. (Surveying) surveying a survey consisting of a series of straight lines, the length of each and the angle between them being measured
22. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a horizontal move across a face
adj
being or lying across; transverse
adv
an archaic word for across
[C14: from Old French traverser, from Late Latin trānsversāre, from Latin trānsversus transverse]
ˈtraversable adj
traˈversal n
ˈtraverser n

tra•verse

(v. trəˈvɜrs, ˈtræv ərs; n., adj. ˈtræv ərs, trəˈvɜrs)

v. -versed, -vers•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to pass or move over, along, or through; cross.
2. to go to and fro over or along.
3. to extend across or over: A bridge traverses the stream.
4. to go up, down, or across (a hill, rope, etc.) at an angle.
5. to ski across (a hill or slope).
6. to cause to move laterally.
7. to look over, examine, or consider carefully; review; survey.
8. to go counter to; obstruct.
9. to contradict or deny.
10. Law.
a. (in pleading) to deny formally (an allegation).
b. to enter into controversy on (a matter).
11. to turn and point (a gun) in any direction.
v.i.
12. to pass along or go across something; cross.
13. to ski or climb across a slope on a diagonal.
14. to turn laterally, as a gun.
15. (in fencing) to glide the blade toward the hilt of the contestant's foil while applying pressure to the blade.
n.
16. the act of passing across, over, or through.
17. something that crosses or extends across.
18. a transversal or similar line.
19. a place where one may traverse or cross; crossing.
20. a lateral or oblique course or movement.
21. something that obstructs or thwarts; obstacle.
22. a transverse gallery or loft in a church or other large building.
23. a bar, strip, rod, or other structural part placed or extending across; crosspiece; crossbar.
24. a railing, lattice, or screen serving as a barrier.
25.
a. the zigzag track of a vessel compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses.
b. each of the runs in a single direction made in such sailing.
26. a defensive barrier, parapet, or the like, placed transversely.
27. the horizontal turning of a mounted gun to change direction of fire.
28.
a. the motion of a lathe tool or grinding wheel along a piece of work.
b. a part moving along a piece of work in this way, as the carriage of a lathe.
29. a series of intersecting surveyed lines whose lengths and angles of intersection, measured at instrument stations, are recorded graphically on a map and in numerical form in data tables.
30. Law. a formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the other side.
adj.
31. lying, extending, or passing across; transverse.
trav•erse trav•erse
[1250–1300; Middle English (n.) < Middle French « Latin trānsversus lying across, transverse; see trans-, versus]
tra•vers′a•ble, adj.
tra•vers′al, n.
tra•vers′er, n.

traverse

1. To turn a weapon to the right or left on its mount.
2. A method of surveying in which lengths and directions of lines between points on the earth are obtained by or from field measurements, and used in determining positions of the points.

traverse


Past participle: traversed
Gerund: traversing

Imperative
traverse
traverse
Present
I traverse
you traverse
he/she/it traverses
we traverse
you traverse
they traverse
Preterite
I traversed
you traversed
he/she/it traversed
we traversed
you traversed
they traversed
Present Continuous
I am traversing
you are traversing
he/she/it is traversing
we are traversing
you are traversing
they are traversing
Present Perfect
I have traversed
you have traversed
he/she/it has traversed
we have traversed
you have traversed
they have traversed
Past Continuous
I was traversing
you were traversing
he/she/it was traversing
we were traversing
you were traversing
they were traversing
Past Perfect
I had traversed
you had traversed
he/she/it had traversed
we had traversed
you had traversed
they had traversed
Future
I will traverse
you will traverse
he/she/it will traverse
we will traverse
you will traverse
they will traverse
Future Perfect
I will have traversed
you will have traversed
he/she/it will have traversed
we will have traversed
you will have traversed
they will have traversed
Future Continuous
I will be traversing
you will be traversing
he/she/it will be traversing
we will be traversing
you will be traversing
they will be traversing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been traversing
you have been traversing
he/she/it has been traversing
we have been traversing
you have been traversing
they have been traversing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been traversing
you will have been traversing
he/she/it will have been traversing
we will have been traversing
you will have been traversing
they will have been traversing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been traversing
you had been traversing
he/she/it had been traversing
we had been traversing
you had been traversing
they had been traversing
Conditional
I would traverse
you would traverse
he/she/it would traverse
we would traverse
you would traverse
they would traverse
Past Conditional
I would have traversed
you would have traversed
he/she/it would have traversed
we would have traversed
you would have traversed
they would have traversed

traverse

Curtains which are drawn across the stage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traverse - a horizontal beam that extends across somethingtraverse - a horizontal beam that extends across something
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
2.traverse - a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over ittraverse - a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
crosspiece - a transverse brace
3.traverse - taking a zigzag path on skistraverse - taking a zigzag path on skis  
crossing - traveling across
skiing - a sport in which participants must travel on skis
4.traverse - travel acrosstraverse - travel across        
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
Verb1.traverse - travel across or pass overtraverse - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
tramp - cross on foot; "We had to tramp the creeks"
stride - cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
walk - traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random
ford - cross a river where it's shallow
bridge - cross over on a bridge
jaywalk - cross the road at a red light
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
course - move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
hop - traverse as if by a short airplane trip; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
2.traverse - to cover or extend over an area or time periodtraverse - 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"
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
3.traverse - deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suittraverse - deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
practice of law, law - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; "he studied law at Yale"

traverse

verb
1. cross, go across, travel over, make your way across, cover, range, bridge, negotiate, wander, go over, span, roam, ply I traversed the narrow pedestrian bridge.
2. cut across, pass over, stretch across, extend across, lie across a steep-sided valley traversed by streams

traverse

verb
1. To go across:
2. To move in a zigzag manner, as on a ski slope:
3. To move, as a gun, laterally:
4. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
5. To take a stand against:
6. Law. To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
noun
Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations
kreuzentraversieren

traverse

[ˈtrævəs]
A. N
1. (Tech) → travesaño m
2. (Mil) → través m
3. (Mountaineering) → escalada f oblicua, camino m oblicuo
B. VT (frm) → atravesar
we are traversing a difficult periodatravesamos un período difícil
C. VI (Mountaineering) → hacer una escalada oblicua

traverse

[trəˈvɜːrs] vttraverser

traverse

vt
(= cross) landdurchqueren; (bridge, person) waterüberqueren; to traverse the globeden Erdball bereisen; the searchlight traversed the sky from east to westder Suchscheinwerfer leuchtete den Himmel von Osten nach Westen ab
(= cross and recross) the searchlight traversed the skyder Suchscheinwerfer leuchtete den Himmel ab
(= extend over) periodüberdauern
(Mountaineering) ice, slopequeren, traversieren
vi (Mountaineering, Ski) → sich quer zum Hang bewegen, (den Hang) traversieren
n (on mountain, = movement) → Queren nt, → Traversieren nt; (= place)Quergang m; (Archit) → Querbalken m, → Traverse f

traverse

[ˈtrævɜːs] (frm)
1. n (line) → linea trasversale; (crossbeam) → traversa; (Mountaineering) → traversata
2. vttraversare, attraversare; (Mountaineering) → traversare
3. vi (Mountaineering) → fare una traversata
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There are fashionable and well-attended watering-places at and near the spring where Hawkeye halted to drink, and roads traverse the forests where he and his friends were compelled to journey without even a path.
For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
Before they had had time to traverse the "Corridor" and reappear, twilight was come, and the power of the telescope was at an end.
You could not now traverse the gallery, once so hushed, nor enter the front chambers, once so tenantless, without encountering a smart lady's-maid or a dandy valet.
Now, it struck me, when we began to visit individuals in their cells, and to traverse the passages in which those cells were, and to have the manner of the going to chapel and so forth, explained to us, that there was a strong probability of the prisoners knowing a good deal about each other, and of their carrying on a pretty complete system of intercourse.
Thus they Breathing united force with fixed thought Mov'd on in silence to soft Pipes that charm'd Thir painful steps o're the burnt soyle; and now Advanc't in view they stand, a horrid Front Of dreadful length and dazling Arms, in guise Of Warriers old with order'd Spear and Shield, Awaiting what command thir mighty Chief Had to impose: He through the armed Files Darts his experienc't eye, and soon traverse The whole Battalion views, thir order due, Thir visages and stature as of Gods, Thir number last he summs.
I cannot but in some sense admit the force of this reasoning, which I yet hope to traverse by the following considerations.
They were at the end of the passage the whole length of which Raoul had been accustomed to traverse before knocking at Christine's door.
Scarce had the rubicund Apollo spread o'er the face of the broad spacious earth the golden threads of his bright hair, scarce had the little birds of painted plumage attuned their notes to hail with dulcet and mellifluous harmony the coming of the rosy Dawn, that, deserting the soft couch of her jealous spouse, was appearing to mortals at the gates and balconies of the Manchegan horizon, when the renowned knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, quitting the lazy down, mounted his celebrated steed Rocinante and began to traverse the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel;'" which in fact he was actually traversing.
When I was in Spaceland I heard that your sailors have very similar experiences while they traverse your seas and discern some distant island or coast lying on the horizon.
Can you not draw me a rough map of the country we must traverse, Dejah Thoris?
From the prisoners Captain Jacot permitted his mind to traverse the remaining miles of sand to the little garrison post where, upon the morrow, he should find awaiting him with eager welcome his wife and little daughter.