• (a.) Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches.
  • (adv.) Athwart; across; crosswise.
  • (a.) Anything that traverses, or crosses.
  • (a.) Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
  • (a.) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
  • (a.) A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
  • (a.) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
  • (a.) A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings. The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc, without this; that is, without this which follows.
  • (a.) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
  • (a.) A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
  • (a.) A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
  • (a.) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
  • (a.) A turning; a trick; a subterfuge.
  • (a.) To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
  • (a.) To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught.
  • (a.) To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe.
  • (a.) To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
  • (a.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
  • (a.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board.
  • (a.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.
  • (v. i.) To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.
  • (v. i.) To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.

Compare traverse with other words:

transcend vs. traverse

traverse vs. traversed

travel vs. traverse

pass vs. traverse

overgo vs. traverse

snowshoer vs. traverse

traversable vs. traverse

traverse vs. triangulation

traverse vs. traversing

mobile vs. traverse

gantry vs. traverse

roam vs. traverse

circle vs. traverse

crosswise vs. traverse

across vs. traverse

athwart vs. traverse

deny vs. traverse

grain vs. traverse

plane vs. traverse

rotate vs. traverse

thoroughly vs. traverse

explore vs. traverse

transversal vs. traverse

pleading vs. traverse

denial vs. traverse

formal vs. traverse

loft vs. traverse

gallery vs. traverse

subterfuge vs. traverse

traverse vs. trick

partition vs. traverse

screen vs. traverse

parapet vs. traverse

enfilade vs. traverse

earth vs. traverse

fortification vs. traverse

ascent vs. traverse

descent vs. traverse

route vs. traverse

traverse vs. traverser

traipse vs. traverse

arduous vs. traverse

traverse vs. wick

hovercraft vs. traverse

trance vs. traverse

content vs. traverse

span vs. traverse

measure vs. traverse

crotchet vs. traverse

over vs. traverse

traverse vs. walk

curry vs. traverse

blanket vs. traverse

swim vs. traverse

compass vs. traverse