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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.

Across Quotations

Men don't come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan. We're looking across the room at you, and we don't care about your hopes and dreams. We don't care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.
Steve Harvey

Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn't help us know what to say.
Jonathan Sacks

I'm saying to be a hero is means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes always doing something that most people don't and we want to change - I want to democratise heroism to say any of us can be a hero.
Philip Zimbardo

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill

I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Queen Latifah
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Across Translations

across in Dutch is over, overheen, aan de overkant van
across in Finnish is poikki
across in Latin is trans
across in Norwegian is tvers over
across in Spanish is travieso, allende, diametro
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