To traverse a yard

Traverse Trav"erse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traversing}.] [Cf. F. traverser. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. [1913 Webster]

The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of the folds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught. [1913 Webster]

I can not but . . . admit the force of this reasoning, which I yet hope to traverse. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe. [1913 Webster]

What seas you traversed, and what fields you fought. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass over and view; to survey carefully. [1913 Webster]

My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles, and properties of this detestable vice -- ingratitude. --South. [1913 Webster]

5. (Gun.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon. [1913 Webster]

6. (Carp.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) To deny formally, as what the opposite party has alleged. When the plaintiff or defendant advances new matter, he avers it to be true, and traverses what the other party has affirmed. To traverse an indictment or an office is to deny it. [1913 Webster]

And save the expense of long litigious laws, Where suits are traversed, and so little won That he who conquers is but last undone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To traverse a yard} (Naut.), to brace it fore and aft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Traverse — Trav erse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traversing}.] [Cf. F. traverser. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. [1913 Webster] The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traverse — [trə vʉrs′, trav′ərs; ] for n. [, ] adj. [, & ] adv. [, trav′ərs, trə vʉrs′] vt. traversed, traversing [ME traversen < OFr traverser < VL < * transversare < L transversus, pp. of transvertere, to turn across < trans , TRANS +… …   English World dictionary

  • traverse — [c]/trəˈvɜs / (say truh vers), /ˈtrævɜs / (say travers) verb (traversed, traversing) –verb (t) 1. to pass across, over, or through. 2. to go to and fro over or along, as a place. 3. to extend across. 4. to cause to move laterally. 5. to pass in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Traversed — Traverse Trav erse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traversing}.] [Cf. F. traverser. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. [1913 Webster] The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Traversing — Traverse Trav erse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traversing}.] [Cf. F. traverser. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. [1913 Webster] The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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