What does the word traverse mean?

Usage examples for 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.) by Jacob Bryant
  2. All to traverse 'twixt hope and despair- Death was past, life not come- so he waited. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by 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 by Bertram Mitford