Traverse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |trəˈvɜːrs|  American pronunciation of the word traverse
Brit.  |ˈtrævɜːs|  British pronunciation of the word traverse


- a horizontal beam that extends across something (syn: crossbeam, crosspiece)
- a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it (syn: transom)
- taking a zigzag path on skis (syn: traversal)
- travel across (syn: traversal)


- travel across or pass over (syn: cover, cross, get across, get over, pass over, track)
- to cover or extend over an area or time period (syn: cross, span, sweep)
Rivers traverse the valley floor
- deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit (syn: deny)

Extra examples

The candidates traversed the state throughout the campaign.

The river traverses the county.

The Manila ships are the only ones which have ever traversed this vast ocean.

They traversed the streets with barricades.

He resolved to traverse this new project.

Rivers traverse the valley floor

Word forms

I/you/we/they: traverse
he/she/it: traverses
present participle: traversing
past tense: traversed
past participle: traversed
singular: traverse
plural: traverses
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