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TRAVERSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does traverse mean? 

TRAVERSE (noun)
  The noun TRAVERSE has 4 senses:

1. a horizontal beam that extends across something
2. a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
3. taking a zigzag path on skis
4. travel across

  Familiarity information: TRAVERSE used as a noun is uncommon.


TRAVERSE (verb)
  The verb TRAVERSE has 3 senses:

1. travel across or pass over
2. to cover or extend over an area or time period
3. deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

  Familiarity information: TRAVERSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRAVERSE (noun)


Sense 1traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A horizontal beam that extends across something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

crossbeam; crosspiece; trave; traverse

Hypernyms ("traverse" is a kind of...):

beam (long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)


Sense 2traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

traverse; transom

Hypernyms ("traverse" is a kind of...):

crosspiece (a transverse brace)


Sense 3traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taking a zigzag path on skis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

traversal; traverse

Hypernyms ("traverse" is a kind of...):

crossing (traveling across)

Holonyms ("traverse" is a part of...):

skiing (a sport in which participants must travel on skis)


Sense 4traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel across

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

traversal; traverse

Hypernyms ("traverse" is a kind of...):

travel; traveling; travelling (the act of going from one place to another)


TRAVERSE (verb)


Sense 1traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel across or pass over

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

traverse; cross; cut across; cut through; get over; get across; pass over; track; cover

Context example:

The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Hypernyms (to "traverse" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "traverse"):

course (move swiftly through or over)

drive; take (proceed along in a vehicle)

jaywalk (cross the road at a red light)

bridge (cross over on a bridge)

ford (cross a river where it's shallow)

crisscross (cross in a pattern, often random)

walk (traverse or cover by walking)

stride (cover or traverse by taking long steps)

tramp (cross on foot)

hop (make a quick trip especially by air)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To cover or extend over an area or time period

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

span; traverse; cross; sweep

Context examples:

Rivers traverse the valley floor / The parking lot spans 3 acres / The novel spans three centuries

Hypernyms (to "traverse" is one way to...):

continue; cover; extend (span an interval of distance, space or time)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3traverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

traverse; deny

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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