EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACROSS
Just across the way, there lived a farmer who had a young daughter.
A mile, across fields, intervened between me and the coach-office.
"Up the Main Street, and across the drawbridge," said the soldier, goodnaturedly.
We'll put it across that corner, and have the couch against that wall.
You been seein' that squirrel that's been runnin' across the clearin'?
The next time that squirrel comes scootin' across I'll say, 'Now!'
From across the Street the boy watched her with adoring, humble eyes.
Here on the Street, with its menace just across, he must live, that she might work.
From across the Street, as he got into his car, he had waved his hand to her.
Beyond Schwitter's the highroad stretched, broad and inviting, across the State.
early 14c., acros, earlier a-croiz (c.1300), from Anglo-French an cros "in a crossed position," literally "on cross" (see cross (n.)). Prepositional meaning "from one side to another" is first recorded 1590s; meaning "on the other side (as a result of crossing)" is from 1750. Phrase across the board originally is from horse-racing, in reference to a bet of the same amount of money on a horse to win, place, or show.