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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Traversed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Traversing.] [Cf. F. traverser. See Traverse, a.]
     1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
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              The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by
              the flowing of the folds.             --Dryden.
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     2. To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles;
        to obstruct; to bring to naught.
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              I can not but . . . admit the force of this
              reasoning, which I yet hope to traverse. --Sir W.
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     3. To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the
        habitable globe.
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              What seas you traversed, and what fields you fought.
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     4. To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
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              My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles,
              and properties of this detestable vice --
              ingratitude.                          --South.
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     5. (Gun.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to
        point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
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     6. (Carp.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the
        wood; as, to traverse a board.
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     7. (Law) To deny formally, as what the opposite party has
        alleged. When the plaintiff or defendant advances new
        matter, he avers it to be true, and traverses what the
        other party has affirmed. To traverse an indictment or an
        office is to deny it.
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              And save the expense of long litigious laws,
              Where suits are traversed, and so little won
              That he who conquers is but last undone. --Dryden.
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     To traverse a yard (Naut.), to brace it fore and aft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, v. i.
     1. To use the posture or motions of opposition or
        counteraction, as in fencing.
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              To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee
              traverse.                             --Shak.
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     2. To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the
        needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse
        well, it is an unsafe guide.
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     3. To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his
        croup to one side and his head to the other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, adv.
     Athwart; across; crosswise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, n. [F. traverse. See Traverse, a.]
     1. Anything that traverses, or crosses. Specifically: 
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        (a) Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross
            accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been
            for unlucky traverses not under his control.
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        (b) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or
            the like.
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                  Men drinken and the travers draw anon.
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                  And the entrance of the king,
                  The first traverse was drawn.     --F. Beaumont.
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        (c) (Arch.) A gallery or loft of communication from side
            to side of a church or other large building. --Gwilt.
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        (d) (Fort.) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or
            reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
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        (e) (Law) A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged
            by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings.
            The technical words introducing a traverse are absque
            hoc, without this; that is, without this which
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        (f) (Naut.) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in
            passing from one place to another; a compound course.
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        (g) (Geom.) A line lying across a figure or other lines; a
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        (h) (Surv.) A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
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        (i) (Gun.) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in
            any desired direction.
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     2. A turning; a trick; a subterfuge. [Obs.]
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     To work a traverse or To solve a traverse (Naut.), to
        reduce a series of courses or distances to an equivalent
        single one; to calculate the resultant of a traverse.
     Traverse board (Naut.), a small board hung in the steerage,
        having the points of the compass marked on it, and for
        each point as many holes as there are half hours in a
        watch. It is used for recording the courses made by the
        ship in each half hour, by putting a peg in the
        corresponding hole.
     Traverse jury (Law), a jury that tries cases; a petit jury.
     Traverse sailing (Naut.), a sailing by compound courses;
        the method or process of finding the resulting course and
        distance from a series of different shorter courses and
        distances actually passed over by a ship.
     Traverse table.
        (a) (Naut. & Surv.) A table by means of which the
            difference of latitude and departure corresponding to
            any given course and distance may be found by
            inspection. It contains the lengths of the two sides
            of a right-angled triangle, usually for every quarter
            of a degree of angle, and for lengths of the
            hypothenuse, from 1 to 100.
        (b) (Railroad) A platform with one or more tracks, and
            arranged to move laterally on wheels, for shifting
            cars, etc., from one line of track to another.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of
     transvertere to turn or direct across. See Transverse, and
     cf. Travers.]
     Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as,
     paths cut with traverse trenches.
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           Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better
           trusted in cross and traverse work.      --Sir H.
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           The ridges of the fallow field traverse. --Hayward.
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     Traverse drill (Mach.), a machine tool for drilling slots,
        in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and
        forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle
        holder can be adjusted laterally.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a horizontal beam that extends across something [syn:
           trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece]
      2: a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door
         from a window over it [syn: transom, traverse]
      3: taking a zigzag path on skis [syn: traversal, traverse]
      4: travel across [syn: traversal, traverse]
      v 1: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100
           miles each day" [syn: traverse, track, cover,
           cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut
           through, cut across]
      2: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers
         traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres";
         "The novel spans three centuries" [syn: cross, traverse,
         span, sweep]
      3: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party)
         in a legal suit [syn: traverse, deny]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "traverse":
     across, across the grain, athwart, athwartships, bar,
     be at cross-purposes, be contrary to, belie, boat, bridge, buck,
     call into question, canoe, carry sail, challenge, check,
     circumnavigate, coast, combat, conflict with, consider,
     contemplate, contest, contradict, contrariwise, contravene,
     contrawise, controvert, counter, counteract, countervail,
     counterwork, course, cover, crisscross, cross, cross bitt,
     cross-grained, crossarm, crossbar, crosscut, crossing, crosspiece,
     crossway, crossways, crosswise, cruciate, cruise, cut across,
     decussate, deny, disaffirm, dismiss, dispute, do, doubletree, duel,
     examine, fight, gainsay, go across, go against, go by ship,
     go on shipboard, go over, go to sea, hurdle, impediment, impugn,
     inspect, intercross, intersect, investigate, join the opposition,
     lie across, look at, look into, look over, make a passage, measure,
     motorboat, navigate, negate, negative, not abide, oblique,
     obliquely, observe, obstruct, obstruction, oppose, oppugn,
     overpass, overthwart, pace, pass over, pass through, patrol,
     perambulate, peregrinate, pererrate, play at cross-purposes, ply,
     protest, quarter, range, range over, rebut, reconnoiter, reject,
     repel, resist, review, roam, row, rub, run, run against,
     run counter to, sail, sail round, sail the sea, scan, scour,
     scour the country, scout, scrutinize, scull, seafare, sideways,
     sidewise, singletree, snag, squash, squelch, steam, steamboat,
     study, stumbling block, survey, sweep, swingletree, take a voyage,
     take issue with, thwart, thwartly, thwartways, tour, track, tramp,
     transept, transit, transom, transversal, transverse, transversely,
     travel over, travel through, tread, vote against, voyage, walk,
     wander, whippletree, withstand, yacht

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  in-order traversal
  post-order traversal
  pre-order traversal
      Processing nodes in a graph one at a time, usually
     in some specified order.  Traversal of a tree is recursively
     defined to mean visiting the root node and traversing its
     children.  Visiting a node usually involves transforming it in
     some way or collecting data from it.
     In "pre-order traversal", a node is visited __before__ its
     children.  In "post-order" traversal, a node is visited
     __after__ its children.  The more rarely used "in-order"
     traversal is generally applicable only to binary trees, and is
     where you visit first a node's left child, then the node
     itself, and then its right child.
     For the binary tree:
         / \
        I   S
       / \
      D   E
     A pre-order traversal visits the nodes in the order T I D E S.
     A post-order traversal visits them in the order D E I S T.  An
     in-order traversal visits them in the order D I E T S.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRAVERSE, crim. law practice. This is a technical term, which means to 
  turnover: it is applied to an issue taken upon an indictment for a 
  misdemeanor, and means nothing more than turning over or putting off the 
  trial to a following sessions or assize; it has, perhaps with more 
  propriety, been applied to the denying or taking issue upon an indictment, 
  without reference to the delay of trial. Dick. Sess. 151; Burn's Just. h.t.; 
  4 Bl. Com. 351. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRAVERSE, pleading. This term, from the French traverser, signifies to deny 
  or controvert anything which is alleged in the declaration, plea, 
  replication or other pleadings; Lawes' Civ. Plead. 116, 117 there is no real 
  distinction between traverses and denials, they are the same in substance. 
  Willes. R. 224. however, a traverse, in the strict technical meaning, and 
  more ordinary acceptation of the term, signifies a direct denial in formal 
  words, "without this that," &c. Summary of Pleadings, 75; 1 Chit. Pl. 576, 
  n. a. 
       2. All issues are traverses, although all traverses cannot be said to 
  be issues, and the difference is this; issues are where one or more facts 
  are affirmed on one side, and directly and merely denied on the other; but 
  special traverses are where the matter asserted by one party is not directly 
  and merely denied or put in issue. by the other, but he alleges some new 
  matter or distinction inconsistent with what is previously stated, and then 
  distinctly excludes the previous statement of his adversary. The new matter 
  so alleged is called the inducement to the traverse, and the exclusion of 
  the previous statement, the traverse itself. Lawes' Civ. Pl. 117. See, in 
  general, 20 Vin. Abr. 339; Com. Dig. Pleader, G; Bac. Abr. Pleas, H; Yelv. 
  R. 147, 8; 1 Saund. 22, n. 2; Gould. on Pl. ell. 7 Bouv. Inst. Index, n. t. 
       3. A traverse upon a traverse is one growing out of the same point, or 
  subject matter, as is embraced in a preceding traverse on the other side. 
  Gould on Pl. ch. 7, Sec. 42, n. It is a general rule, that a traverse, well 
  tendered on one side, must be accepted on the other. And hence it follows, 
  as a general rule, that there cannot be a traverse upon a traverse, if the, 
  first traverse is material. The meaning of the rule is, that when one party 
  has tendered a material traverse, the other cannot leave it and tender 
  another of his own to the same point upon the inducement of the first 
  traverse, but must join in that first tendered; otherwise the parties might 
  alternately tender traverses to each other, in unlimited succession, without 
  coming to an issue. Gould on Pl. ch. 7, Sec. 42. 
       4. In cases where the first traverse is immaterial, there may be a 
  traverse upon a traverse. Id. ch. 7, Sec. 43. And where the plaintiff might 
  be ousted of some right or liberty the law allows him, there may be a 
  traverse upon a traverse, although the first traverse include what is 
  material. Poph. 101; Mo. 350; Com. Dig. Pleader, G 18; Bac. Abr. Pleas, H 4; 
  Hob. 104, marg.; Cro. Eliz. 99, 418; Gould on Pl. ch. 7, 44. 
       5. Traverses may be divided into general traverses, (q.v.) and special 
  traverses. (q.v.) There is a third kind called a common traverse. (q.v.) 

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Traverse -- U.S. County in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    4134
     Housing Units (2000): 2199
     Land area (2000):     574.087951 sq. miles (1486.880905 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    11.870252 sq. miles (30.743811 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    585.958203 sq. miles (1517.624716 sq. km)
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             45.766649 N, 96.500058 W
      Traverse, MN
      Traverse County
      Traverse County, MN

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