Acrost means: It is colloquial, but “Across” means. It is not generally acceptable to use this in formal writing. However, it can be used informally to describe an event in the past. Don’t force your prescriptive grammar upon us! I don’t need to be a pretentious 19th-century Latin student to write if it doesn’t suit me. (in Community Dictionary, added by Cindy Whitaker)
What else does Acrost mean?
- Acrost is Across. It usually uses the auxiliary preposition from. This is the dialectical preposition that means “facing”, such as “The schoolyard was across from the house” or “The schoolyard was facing the house”. Acrost does not mean the exact opposite. It is unlikely that you will ever find it in any dictionary. You will never find “ACROST”, in a dictionary. People who substitute “across” with the preposition “acrost”, are often ignoramuses, and should be ignored. (in Community Dictionary, added by Gloria Parrish)
- An urban legend. It is a myth. It does not exist. It is believed to be a strange derivative of “across,” but that would be incorrect. Oder the “past form” of across. This claim is absurd because across is actually a preposition. Prepositions do not have “past Tenses.” You don’t have to pay attention to English class because all prepositions are “past participles”. Acrost can be used to refer to a word. This is the same as those who claim they have seen bigfoot or UFOs. Despite the fact that bigfoot does have those Patterson films. Hmmm…convincing. These people don’t have any proof of the existence of this word. They also sound retarded when using it. (in Community Dictionary, added by Melody Andrade)