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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v traverse deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
    • v traverse travel across or pass over "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    • v traverse to cover or extend over an area or time period "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres","The novel spans three centuries"
    • n traverse travel across
    • n traverse taking a zigzag path on skis
    • n traverse a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    • n traverse a horizontal beam that extends across something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Traverse A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
    • Traverse A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings. The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc, without this; that is, without this which follows.
    • Traverse A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
    • Traverse A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
    • Traverse A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
    • Traverse A turning; a trick; a subterfuge.
    • Traverse A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
    • Traverse Anything that traverses, or crosses.
    • adv Traverse Athwart; across; crosswise.
    • a Traverse Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches. "Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better trusted in cross and traverse work.""The ridges of the fallow field traverse ."
    • Traverse Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
    • Traverse The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
    • Traverse The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
    • Traverse To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught. "I can not but . . . admit the force of this reasoning, which I yet hope to traverse ."
    • Traverse (Law) To deny formally, as what the opposite party has alleged. When the plaintiff or defendant advances new matter, he avers it to be true, and traverses what the other party has affirmed. To traverse an indictment or an office is to deny it. "And save the expense of long litigious laws,
      Where suits are traversed , and so little won
      That he who conquers is but last undone."
    • Traverse To lay in a cross direction; to cross. "The parts should be often traversed , or crossed, by the flowing of the folds."
    • Traverse To pass over and view; to survey carefully. "My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles, and properties of this detestable vice -- ingratitude."
    • Traverse (Carp) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board.
    • Traverse To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.
    • Traverse (Gun) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
    • Traverse To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.
    • Traverse To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing. "To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee traverse ."
    • Traverse To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe. "What seas you traversed , and what fields you fought."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • traverse To cause to move across; propel.
    • traverse Situated or acting across or athwart; thwart; transverse; crossing.
    • traverse In heraldry, crossing the escutcheon from side to side, so as to touch both the dexter and sinister edges.
    • n traverse Anything that traverses or crosses; a bar or barrier A curtain, usually low, and arranged to be drawn; a sliding screen; in the old theater, a curtain used as a substitute for scenes or scenery.
    • n traverse A railing or lattice of wood or metal.
    • n traverse A seat or stall in a church with a lattice, curtain, or screen before it.
    • n traverse A strong beam of hard wood laid across several loose pieces of square timber, and having these pieces secured to it so as to form a crib; also, a transverse piece in a timber-framed roof.
    • n traverse In weaving, a skeleton frame to hold the bobbins of yarn, which are wound from it upon the warp-frame.
    • n traverse That which thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; an untoward accident.
    • n traverse A dispute; a controversy.
    • n traverse In fortification, an earthen mask, similar to a parapet, thrown across the covered way of a permanent work to protect it from the effects of an enfilading five. It generally extends from the counterscarp to the passage left between it and the interior slope of the glacis to serve as a communication throughout the covered way.
    • n traverse The act of traversing or traveling over; a passage; a crossing.
    • n traverse In gunnery, the turning of a gun so as to make it point in any required direction.
    • n traverse Nautical, the crooked or zigzag line or track described by a ship when compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses. See traverse sailing, under sailing.
    • n traverse In architecture, a gallery or loft of communication from one side or part of the building to another, in a church or other large structure.
    • n traverse In law, a denial; especially, a denial, in pleading, of any allegation of matter of fact made by the adverse party. At common law, when the traverse or denial comes from the defendant the issue is tendered in this manner: “and of this he puts himself on the country.” When the traverse lies on the plaintiff, he prays “this may be inquired of by the country.” The technical words introducing a traverse at common law after a plea of new matter in avoidance are absque hoc, without this—that is, denying this which follows.
    • n traverse In geometry, a line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
    • n traverse A turning; a trick; a pretext.
    • n traverse In heraldry, a bearing resembling a point or pile—that is, a triangle, of which one side corresponds with either the sinister or dexter edge of the escutcheon, and the point of which reaches nearly or quite to the opposite edge. It is, therefore, the same as point dexter removed or point sinister removed.
    • n traverse A sliding screen or barrier.
    • n traverse In the manufacture of playing-cards, one of the eight strips into which each sheet of cardboard is cut. Each traverse makes five cards.
    • n traverse Same as trevis, 2.
    • n traverse A bolster.
    • n traverse Across; in opposition.
    • n traverse The postpouement of the trial of an indictment after a plea of not guilty thereto.
    • traverse Athwart; crosswise; transversely.
    • traverse To lay athwart, or in a cross direction; cause to cross.
    • traverse To pass across; pass over or through transversely; wander over; cross in traveling.
    • traverse To pass in review; survey carefully.
    • traverse In gunnery, to turn and point in any direction.
    • traverse In carpentry, to plane in a direction across the grain of the wood: as, to traverse a board.
    • traverse To cross by way of opposition; thwart; obstruct.
    • traverse To deny; specifically, in law, to deny in pleading: said of any matter of fact which the opposite party has alleged in his pleading.
    • traverse To cross; cross over.
    • traverse To march to and fro.
    • traverse In fencing, to nse the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction.
    • traverse To turn, as on a pivot; move round; swivel: as, the needle of a compass traverses.
    • traverse To digress in speaking.
    • traverse In the manège, to move or walk crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.
    • traverse A lifting-jack with a standard movable upon its bed, so that it can be applied to different parts of an object, or can move an object horizontally while the bed remains fixed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Traverse trav′ėrs turned or lying across: denoting a method of cross-sailing
    • n Traverse anything laid or built across: something that crosses or obstructs: a turn:
    • v.t Traverse to cross: to pass over: to survey: to plane across the grain of the wood:
    • v.i Traverse (fencing) to use the motions of opposition or counteraction: to direct a gun to the right or left of its position
    • adv Traverse athwart, crosswise—(obs.) Trav′ers
    • n Traverse (law) a plea containing a denial of some fact alleged by an opponent: a work for protection from the fire of an enemy: a gallery from one side of a large building to another
    • v.t Traverse (law) to deny an opponent's allegation
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  • Horace
    “You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.”
  • Anais Nin
    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere, to turn or direct across. See Transverse, and cf. Travers


In literature:

In 13 out of 15 cases of lung wounds, the projectiles did not have velocity enough to completely traverse the body and come out.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Gordon abandoned the traverse and followed an ascending crack in the wall.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Upwards of 20,000 vehicles daily traverse this great thoroughfare.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
It was the one most generally attempted by horsemen, and during the last ten weeks had been traversed repeatedly with perfect success.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
A branch of the Great Indian Peninsula railway traverses the north of the country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
With sad and weary steps they traversed the lovely valley, which had lost all its former attractions for the party.
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
The Morvada had traversed the same course several days previous.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Another frontier is crossed, that between Germany and Switzerland, and the train halts at the fine town of Bale, traversed by the mighty Rhine.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The ground to be traversed should be studied by daylight and, if practicable, at night.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Conditions of life and travel in Mexico vary greatly according to the region we may be called upon to traverse.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock

In poetry:

This is a tale of the trenches
Told when the shadows creep
Over the bay and traverse
And poppies fall asleep.
"A Vision" by Patrick MacGill
Bountiful alike to all,
Heav'n directs thy rolling ball;
Traversing the realms of space,
Running still its destin'd race.
"Written" by Elizabeth Bath
And, changing anew my onbearer,
I traversed the downland
Whereon the bleak hill-graves of Chieftains
Bulge barren of tree;
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
I'd traverse all the paths of Paul,
Among the various nations;
Then I'd go where man had his fall,
And view the land of creation.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Let others traverse sea and land,
And toil through various climes,
I turn the world round with my hand
Reading these poets' rhymes.
"Travels" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He would rage in his fury, destroying;
Let him rage, let him roam!
Shall he traverse the pitiless mountain,
Or swim through the foam?
"Captivity" by Amy Levy

In news:

Win a Vacation at Tamarack Lodge Traverse City.
TRAVERSE CITY — Police are investigating a serious shooting injury at a local gun range.
Anthropologist Elijah Anderson explores race and class by traversing Philadelphia.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is not sending a representative to a forum on Great Lakes issues.
Alert)) today announced that Eyeball Networks has signed a five-year contract to host the 'NAT Traversal Channel' on TMCnet, TMC's leading communications and technology Web site.
'100 Road Trips' campaign hits airwaves, promotes coastal counties, beaches before traversing Alabama (update).
Traversing San Diego County and Tijuana with Misael Diaz.
The Best Video You'll Find of Venus Traversing the Sun.
Traversing the red tape.
0Facing budget cuts and strapped for cash, Traverse City Area Public Schools faced some tough decisions last year.
Low income housing available in Traverse City.
Traffic backed up in every direction after truck crash downtown Traverse City.
0Traffic is backed up in downtown Traverse City after a minivan turned in front of an excavating truck.
Traverse City Commissioners voted Monday night to approve an alcohol ban at three downtown city parks.
ICM blazed a trail for Hollywood talent rep firms in the fall of 2005 when private equity concern Rizvi Traverse Management became the majority owner of the agency.

In science:

Tra jectory S3 traverses the (I)-(III) phase boundary for ¯D = 0.25 (thick curves) but not for ¯D = 1.0 (thin curves).
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
In the second configuration, a large part of the beam which traverses the target without much deflection separates from the x axis.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
Let V denote a type V vertex lying along the path A and let W1 , W2 denote the walls of D traversed by α immediately before and after passing through V .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Each time an edge is traversed, its weight is increased by 1.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
From the second traversal on, the weight of an edge does not change.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder