- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)s
transverse (not comparable)
- Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction; perpendicular or slanted relative to the "forward" direction; identified with movement across areas.
- Antonym: longitudinal
- (anatomy) Made at right angles to the long axis of the body.
- (geometry) (of an intersection) Not tangent, so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
- (obsolete) Not in direct line of descent; collateral.
transverse (plural transverses)
- To lie or run across; to cross.
- To traverse or thwart.
- To overturn.
- To alter or transform.
- (obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
- 1671, Villiers, George, The Rehearsal, published 1770, Act 1, Scene 1, page 12:
- Bayes: Why, thus, Sir; nothing so easy when understood; I take a book in my hand, either at home or elsewhere, for that's all one, if there be any wit in't, as there is no book but has some, I transverse it; that is, if it be prose, put it into verse, (but that takes up some time) and if it be verse, put it into prose.
- “transverse”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “transverse”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
- trānsversē: (Classical) IPA(key): /transˈu̯er.seː/, [t̪ɾä̃ːs̠ˈu̯ɛrs̠eː]
- trānsversē: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /transˈver.se/, [t̪ɾɑnzˈvɛrsɛ]
- trānsverse: (Classical) IPA(key): /transˈu̯er.se/, [t̪ɾä̃ːs̠ˈu̯ɛrs̠ɛ]
- trānsverse: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /transˈver.se/, [t̪ɾɑnzˈvɛrsɛ]
See the etymology of the main entry.