crosswise, crossways

adverb DIAGONALLY, obliquely, transversely, aslant, cornerwise, at an angle, on the bias; N. Amer. cater-cornered, kitty-corner.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • crossways — crosswise / crossways [adj] across, at an angle angular, aslant, athwart, at right angles, awry, contrariwise, crisscross, cross, crossing, diagonally, from side to side, horizontally, longways, on the bias, over, perpendicular, sideways, thwart …   New thesaurus

  • crosswise — / crossways [adj] across, at an angle angular, aslant, athwart, at right angles, awry, contrariwise, crisscross, cross, crossing, diagonally, from side to side, horizontally, longways, on the bias, over, perpendicular, sideways, thwart,… …   New thesaurus

  • crosswise — (also crossways) ► ADVERB 1) in the form of a cross. 2) diagonally; transversely …   English terms dictionary

  • crosswise — [krôs′wāz΄krôs′wīz΄] adv. 1. Archaic in the form of a cross 2. so as to cross; across adj. that lies or extends across; crossing; transverse: Also crossways [krôs′wāz΄] …   English World dictionary

  • crosswise — [[t]krɒ̱swaɪz, AM krɔ͟ːs [/t]] ADV: ADV after v Crosswise means diagonally across something. Rinse and slice the courgettes crosswise. Syn: diagonally (in AM, also use crossways) …   English dictionary

  • crosswise — /ˈkrɒswaɪz/ (say kroswuyz) adverb 1. across; transversely. 2. Obsolete in the form of a cross. 3. US in a way which is contrary to what is right or intended: the campaign seemed to be going crosswise. Also, crossways /ˈkrɒsweɪz/ (say kroswayz) …   Australian English dictionary

  • crossways — adverb Date: 1564 crosswise, diagonally …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crossways — /kraws wayz , kros /, adv. crosswise. * * * …   Universalium

  • crosswise — /kraws wuyz , kros /, adv. 1. across; transversely. 2. contrarily. 3. Archaic. in the form of a cross. adj. 4. forming a cross; transverse. Also, crossways. [1350 1400; ME a cross wise in the form of a cross. See A 1, CROSS, WISE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • crossways — adverb transversely; crosswise …   Wiktionary


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