Definition of across country
1 : from one side of a country to the other. They drove across country.
2 : from one side of the countryside to the other The river runs across country.
3 : by a course going directly over the countryside rather than by roads The group walked across country.
Word by Word Definitions
: from one side to the opposite side of : over, through
: on the opposite side of
: so as to intersect or pass through at an angle
: in a position reaching from one side to the other : crosswise
: to or on the opposite side
: so as to be understandable, acceptable, or successful
: being in a crossed position
: an indefinite usually extended expanse of land : region
: the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship
: a political state or nation or its territory
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the country
: of or relating to a decorative style associated with life in the country
: possessing a style of rustic simplicity
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