Difference between Across and Cross

What is the difference between Across and Cross?

Across as a preposition is to, toward or from the far side of. while Cross as a preposition is across


Part of speech: preposition

Definition: To, toward or from the far side of. On the opposite side of. From one side to the other. Bridging a gap perpendicularly

Part of speech: adverb

Definition: From one side to the other. On the other side. In a particular direction. Horizontally.


Part of speech: preposition

Definition: across

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Transverse; lying across the main direction.Opposite, opposed to.Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for.Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To mark with an X.To go from one side of (something) to the other.To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.(reflexive to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.to cross-fertilize or crossbreedto conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witnessTo pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other.Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).(usually with the) The cross on which Christ was crucified.A hand gesture made by Catholics in imitation of the shape of the Cross.A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion.(figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross) A difficult situation that must be endured.Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.a hook thrown over the opponent's punchA kick in which the ball travels from one side of the pitch to the otherA place where roads intersect and lead off in four directions; a crossroad (common in UK and Irish place names such as Gerrards Cross).A monument that marks such a place. (Also common in UK or Irish place names such as Charing Cross)

We hope you now know whether to use Across or Cross in your sentence.

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