- travel across or through；extend across or through
- an act of traversing something；a rock face where traversing is necessary
verb: traverse, 3rd person present: traverses, gerund or present participle: traversing, past tense: traversed, past participle: traversed
noun: traverse, plural noun: traverses
- 1. travel across or through he traversed the forest 同義詞
- ▪ extend across or through a moving catwalk that traversed a vast cavernous space 同義詞
- ▪ cross a rock face by means of a series of sideways movements from one practicable line of ascent or descent to another I often use this route, eventually traversing around the headwall
- ▪ ski diagonally across (a slope), losing only a little height ski patrol workers traverse the slope
- ▪ consider the whole extent of (a subject) he would traverse a number of subjects and disciplines
- 2. move back and forth or sideways a probe is traversed along the tunnel
- ▪ turn (a large gun or other device on a pivot) to face a different direction.
- 3. deny (an allegation) in pleading the plaintiff must assert certain facts which, if traversed, he would be put to prove
- ▪ archaic oppose or thwart (a plan).
- 1. an act of traversing something high-level walks in the Dolomites often involve steep, exposed climbs, traverses, and descents
- ▪ a rock face where traversing is necessary a narrow traverse made lethal by snow and ice
- ▪ a movement following a diagonal course made by a skier descending a slope I make long gentle traverses down the steepest sections
- ▪ a zigzag course taken by a ship because winds or currents prevent it from sailing directly towards its destination.
- 2. a part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something there were three jewels in the traverse of the cross and four in the body
- ▪ a gallery extending from side to side of a church or other building.
- 3. a mechanism enabling a large gun to be turned to face a different direction they had been practising firing at multiple targets, using the power traverse
- ▪ the sideways movement of a part in a machine.
- 4. a single line of survey, usually plotted from compass bearings and measured distances between successive points.
- ▪ an area of land surveyed with a traverse.
- 5. a pair of right-angled bends incorporated in a trench to avoid enfilading fire he crept up and threw a grenade over the traverse
- 6. variant spelling of travers