A*cross" (#; 115), prep. [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.]

From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river.


To come across, to come upon or meet incidentally. Freeman. -- To go across the country, to go by a direct course across a region without following the roads.


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A*cross", adv.


From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.



Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.


The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ. Bp. Hall.


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