across country

Definition of across country

  1. 1 :  from one side of a country to the other. <They drove across country.>

  2. 2 :  from one side of the countryside to the other <The river runs across country.>

  3. 3 :  by a course going directly over the countryside rather than by roads <The group walked across country.>

Word by Word Definitions

acrossplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  being in a crossed position

countryplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  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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