Webster 1913 Edition
transversus, p. p. of
transvertereto turn or direct across. See
Transverse, and cf.
Lying across; being in a direction across something else;
as, paths cut with.
Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better trusted in cross and
Sir H. Wotton.
The ridges of the fallow field
a machine tool for drilling slots, in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally.
Athwart; across; crosswise.
Anything that traverses, or crosses.Specifically: –
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 barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
Men drinken and the
And the entrance of the king,
A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
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.
The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
A turning; a trick; a subterfuge.
To work a traverseor
To solve a traverse
to reduce a series of courses or distances to an equivalent single one; to calculate the resultant of a traverse.–
a small board hung in the steerage, having the points of the compass marked on it, and for each point as many holes as there are half hours in a watch. It is used for recording the courses made by the ship in each half hour, by putting a peg in the corresponding hole.–
a jury that tries cases; a petit jury.–
a sailing by compound courses; the method or process of finding the resulting course and distance from a series of different shorter courses and distances actually passed over by a ship.–
(Naut. & Surv.)
A table by means of which the difference of latitude and departure corresponding to any given course and distance may be found by inspection. It contains the lengths of the two sides of a right-angled triangle, usually for every quarter of a degree of angle, and for lengths of the hypothenuse, from 1 to 100.
A platform with one or more tracks, and arranged to move laterally on wheels, for shifting cars, etc., from one line of track to another.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
The parts should be often
traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of the folds.
To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught.
I can not but . . . admit the force of this reasoning, which I yet hope to
Sir W. Scott.
To wander over; to cross in traveling;
traversethe habitable globe
What seas you
traversed, and what fields you fought.
To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
My purpose is to
traversethe nature, principles, and properties of this detestable vice – ingratitude.
To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction;
To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood;
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.
And save the expense of long litigious laws,
Where suits are
That he who conquers is but last undone.
Where suits are
traversed, and so little won
That he who conquers is but last undone.
To traverse a yard
to brace it fore and aft.
To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.
To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee
To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel;
as, the needle of a compass
traverses; if it does not
traversewell, it is an unsafe guide.
To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.
Webster 1828 Edition
The ridges of the field lay traverse.
TRAV'ERSE, prep. [supra.] Through crosswise.
The whole battalion views their order due. [Little used.]
Oak--may be trusted in traverse work for summers.
There is a traverse placed in the loft where she sitteth.
1.Something that thwarts, crosses or obstructs; a cross accident. He is satisfied he should have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not in his power.
2.In fortification, a trench with a little parapet for protecting men on the flank; also, a wall raised across a work.
3.In navigation, traverse-sailing is the mode of computing the place of a ship by reducing several short courses made by sudden shifts or turns, to one longer course.
4.In law, a denial of what the opposite party has advanced in any state of the pleadings. When the traverse or denial comes from the defendant, the issue is tendered in this manner, 'and of this he puts himself on the country.' When the traverse lies on the plaintiff, he prays 'this may be inquired of by the country.'
The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc, without this; that is, without this which follows.
5.A turning; a trick.
The parts should be often traversed or crossed by the flowing of the folds.
1.To cross by way of opposition; to thwart; to obstruct.
Frog thought to traverse this new project.
2.To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe.
What seas you travers'd, and what fields you fought.
3.To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles and properties of this detestable vice, ingratitude.
4.To turn and point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
5.To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board.
6.In law pleadings, to deny 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. So to traverse an indictment or an office, is to deny it.
To traverse a yard, in sailing, is to brace it aft.
To see thee fight, to see thee traverse--
1.To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel. The needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.
2.In the manege, to cut the tread crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.