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Definition of Transverse


  1. Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal.
  2. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
  3. The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
  4. To overturn; to change.
  5. To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Transverse Translations

transverse in Dutch is dwars
transverse in German is quer laufend
transverse in Portuguese is transversal