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English noun: traverse

1. traverse (artifact) a horizontal beam that extends across something


Synonymscrossbeam, crosspiece, trave


Broader (hypernym)beam

2. traverse (artifact) a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it


Synonymstransom


Broader (hypernym)crosspiece

3. traverse (act) taking a zigzag path on skis


Synonymstraversal


Broader (hypernym)crossing


Part meronymskiing

4. traverse (act) travel across


Synonymstraversal


Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling


English verb: traverse

1. traverse (motion) travel across or pass over


SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.


Synonymscover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

2. traverse (stative) to cover or extend over an area or time period


SamplesRivers traverse the valley floor.
The parking lot spans 3 acres.
The novel spans three centuries.


Synonymscross, span, sweep


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend

3. traverse (communication) deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit


Synonymsdeny


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Domain categorylaw, practice of law









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