Across A*cross" (#; 115), prep. [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.] From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river. --Dryden. To come across, to come upon or meet incidentally. --Freeman. To go across the country, to go by a direct course across a region without following the roads., Across A*cross", adv. 1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across. --Shak. 2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.] The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ. --Bp. Hall.