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  1. traverse

    • IPA[ˈtravəs]


    • v.
      travel across or through;extend across or through
    • n.
      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

    • 釋義


    • 1. travel across or through he traversed the forest 同義詞 travel over/across, cross, journey over/across, make one's way across, pass over, ... 更多
    • extend across or through a moving catwalk that traversed a vast cavernous space 同義詞 extend across, lie across, stretch across, go across, cross, ... 更多
    • 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