traverse

Part of speech: noun

TRAVERSER.

Part of speech: verb

To move across; pass through or over.

Part of speech: verb

To examine carefully.

Part of speech: verb

To deny; oppose; thwart.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that traverses; a crosspiece; screen; barrier.

Part of speech: noun

The act of traversing; a journey; passage; denial.

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Usage examples "traverse":

  1. In respect to the travels of Osiris we shall find that the posterity of Ham did traverse at different times the regions above- mentioned: and in many of them took up their abode. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
  2. All to traverse 'twixt hope and despair- Death was past, life not come- so he waited. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  3. There was the same broad belt of desolate land which took many days to traverse- a land of gloomy forest and sluggish river, reed- fringed, crocodile- haunted; and night after night they would build their camp- fire, resting secure in the red circle of its cheery flame- while the howling of ravening beasts kept up dismal chorus in the outer darkness beyond. - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.