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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: ????ERSE

absterse

absterse
(v. t.) To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away.

converse

converse
(a.) Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.
(n.) Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.
(n.) Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
(n.) A proposition which arises from interchanging the terms of another, as by putting the predicate for the subject, and the subject for the predicate; as, no virtue is vice, no vice is virtue.
(n.) A proposition in which, after a conclusion from something supposed has been drawn, the order is inverted, making the conclusion the supposition or premises, what was first supposed becoming now the conclusion or inference. Thus, if two sides of a sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal; and the converse is true, i.e., if these angles are equal, the two sides are equal.
(v. i.) To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.
(v. i.) To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing.
(v. i.) To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things.

disperse

disperse
(v. i.) To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
(v. i.) To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.
(v. t.) To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
(v. t.) To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

perverse

perverse
(a.) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
(a.) Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.

renverse

renverse
(a.) Alt. of Renverse
(a.) Reversed; set with the head downward; turned contrary to the natural position.
(v. t.) To reverse.

resperse

resperse
(v. t.) To sprinkle; to scatter.

traverse

traverse
(a.) Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches.
(a.) Anything that traverses, or crosses.
(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.
(a.) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
(a.) A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
(a.) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or line of work.
(a.) 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 follows.
(a.) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
(a.) A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
(a.) A line surveyed across a plot of ground.
(a.) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
(a.) A turning; a trick; a subterfuge.
(a.) To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
(a.) To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught.
(a.) To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe.
(a.) To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
(a.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
(a.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board.
(a.) 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.
(adv.) Athwart; across; crosswise.
(v. i.) To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.

universe

universe
(n.) All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the / / of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.