A hurricane can reach 500 kilometers <across>

mrxkms

Senior Member
Arabic-English
What does across mean in the following text? and how does it function?

A hurricane can reach 500 kilometers across.

There are many meanings for across,but I couldn't choose which one fits this text best.

Thank you very much
 
  • yourfairlady05

    Senior Member
    USA
    English - United States
    The width of the hurricance. From one side of the hurricane to the other it measures 500 km across.

    It's another way to say "the diameter"
     
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    mrxkms

    Senior Member
    Arabic-English
    So can a hurricane really reach 500 kilometers across? I can't imagine that?
    500 kilometers is not a short distance for a hurricane.
    Sorry for asking again but I want to make sure that I understood the text well

    Is it like this?

    A
    ___________ __ 500 Kilometers
    __ ___ B
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    So can a hurricane really reach 500 kilometers across? I can't imagine that?
    500 kilometers is not a short distance for a hurricane.
    Sorry for asking again but I want to make sure that I understood the text well

    Is it like this?

    A
    ___________ __ 500 Kilometers
    __ ___ B

    Yes.
     
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