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Pronunciation of Traverses: Learn how to pronounce Traverses in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word traverse:

[with object]
1travel across or through:
he traversed the forest
extend across or through:
a moving catwalk that traversed a vast cavernous space
[no object, with adverbial of direction] cross a rock face by means of a series of sideways movements from one practicable line of ascent or descent to another:
I often use this route, eventually traversing around the headwall
ski diagonally across (a slope), losing only a little height:
ski patrol workers traverse the slope
consider the whole extent of (a subject):
he would traverse a number of subjects and disciplines
2 [with object and adverbial of direction] move back and forth or sideways:
a probe is traversed along the tunnel
turn (a large gun or other device on a pivot) to face a different direction.
3 Law deny (an allegation) in pleading:
the plaintiff must assert certain facts which, if traversed, he would be put to prove
archaic oppose or thwart (a plan).
1an act of traversing something:
high-level walks in the Dolomites often involve steep, exposed climbs, traverses, and descents
a rock face where traversing is necessary:
a narrow traverse made lethal by snow and ice
a movement following a diagonal course made by a skier descending a slope:
I make long gentle traverses down the steepest sections
a zigzag course taken by a ship because winds or currents prevent it from sailing directly towards its destination.
2a part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something:
there were three jewels in the traverse of the cross and four in the body
a gallery extending from side to side of a church or other building.
3a mechanism enabling a large gun to be turned to face a different direction:
they had been practising firing at multiple targets, using the power traverse
[mass noun] the sideways movement of a part in a machine.
4a single line of survey, usually plotted from compass bearings and measured distances between successive points.
an area of land surveyed with a traverse.
5 Military a pair of right-angled bends incorporated in a trench to avoid enfilading fire:
he crept up and threw a grenade over the traverse
6variant spelling of travers.


Middle English (in sense 3 of the verb): from Old French traverser, from late Latin traversare; the noun is from Old French travers (masculine), traverse (feminine), partly based on traverser