verb (used with object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- (in the law of pleading) to deny formally (an allegation of fact set forth in a previous pleading).
- to join issue upon.
verb (used without object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- the zigzag track of a vessel compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses.
- each of the runs in a single direction made in such sailing.
- a defensive barrier, parapet, or the like, placed transversely.
- a defensive barrier thrown across the terreplein or the covered way of a fortification to protect it from enfilade fire.
- the motion of a lathe tool or grinding wheel along a piece of work.
- a part moving along a piece of work in this way, as the carriage of a lathe.
- travelling-wave tube,
- traven, b.,
- traverse city,
- traverse jury,
- traverse rod,
Origin of traverse
Examples from the Web for traversing
Then again, traversing train tracks may be nothing compared to the social risks of moving to Brooklyn.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But once there, traversing the arid desert plains and breaking bread with the indigenous peoples, inspiration struck.
"That is all right," said Brett wearily, traversing a corridor to gain his room.The Albert Gate Mystery|Louis Tracy
Tommy was traversing the little gun with the trigger pressed down.The Fifth-Dimension Tube|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Traversing the passage outside the door, the Count met the Prince of India.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
An old hawker was in the habit of traversing the country with his ass, which had served him faithfully for many years.Stories of Animal Sagacity|W.H.G. Kingston
I could see now that we were at the intersection of a transverse passageway, much broader than the one we had been traversing.The Girl in the Golden Atom|Raymond King Cummings
Word Origin for traverse
early 14c., "pass across, over, or through," from Old French traverser "to cross, thwart" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *traversare, from Latin transversare "to cross, throw across," from Latin transversus "turn across" (see transverse). The noun meaning "act of passing through a gate, crossing a bridge, etc." is recorded from mid-14c.; meaning "a passage by which one may traverse" is recorded from 1670s. Military foritifcation sense of "barrier, barricade" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Traversed; traversing.