Found 3 items, similar to traverse.
English → Indonesian
jelajah, menjajah, menjelajahi
English → English
v 1: travel across or pass over; “The caravan covered almost 100
miles each day”
, pass over
, get over
, get across
, cut through
, cut across
2: to cover or extend over an area or time period; “Rivers
traverse the valley floor”
, “The parking lot spans 3
; “The novel spans three centuries”
3: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party)
in a legal suit [syn: deny
n 1: a horizontal beam that extends across something [syn: trave
2: a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door
from a window over it [syn: transom
3: taking a zigzag path on skis [syn: traversal
4: travel across [syn: traversal
English → English
, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of
transvertere to turn or direct across. See Transverse
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. --Sir H.
The ridges of the fallow field traverse. --Hayward.
(Mach.), a machine tool for drilling slots,
in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and
forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle
holder can be adjusted laterally.
Athwart; across; crosswise.
, n. [F. traverse. See Traverse
1. Anything that traverses, or crosses. Specifically:
(a) 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.
(b) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or
Men drinken and the travers draw anon.
And the entrance of the king,
The first traverse was drawn. --F. Beaumont.
(c) (Arch.) A gallery or loft of communication from side
to side of a church or other large building. --Gwilt.
(d) (Fort.) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or
reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
(e) (Law) 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
(f) (Naut.) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in
passing from one place to another; a compound course.
(g) (Geom.) A line lying across a figure or other lines; a
(h) (Surv.) A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
(i) (Gun.) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in
any desired direction.
2. A turning; a trick; a subterfuge. [Obs.]
To work a traverse
or To solve a traverse
reduce a series of courses or distances to an equivalent
single one; to calculate the resultant of a traverse.
(Naut.), a small board hung in the steerage,
having the points of the compass marked on it, and for
each point as many holes as there are half hours in a
watch. It is used for recording the courses made by the
ship in each half hour, by putting a peg in the
(Law), a jury that tries cases; a petit jury.
(Naut.), a sailing by compound courses;
the method or process of finding the resulting course and
distance from a series of different shorter courses and
distances actually passed over by a ship.
(a) (Naut. & Surv.) A table by means of which the
difference of latitude and departure corresponding to
any given course and distance may be found by
inspection. It contains the lengths of the two sides
of a right-angled triangle, usually for every quarter
of a degree of angle, and for lengths of the
hypothenuse, from 1 to 100.
(b) (Railroad) A platform with one or more tracks, and
arranged to move laterally on wheels, for shifting
cars, etc., from one line of track to another.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Traversed
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Traversing
.] [Cf. F. traverser. See Traverse
1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by
the flowing of the folds. --Dryden.
2. 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. --Sir W.
3. To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the
What seas you traversed, and what fields you fought.
4. To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles,
and properties of this detestable vice --
5. (Gun.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to
point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
6. (Carp.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the
wood; as, to traverse a board.
7. (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. --Dryden.
To traverse a yard
(Naut.), to brace it fore and aft.
, v. i.
1. To use the posture or motions of opposition or
counteraction, as in fencing.
To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee
2. 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.
3. To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his
croup to one side and his head to the other.