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cross definition

[ krɔs ]   Pronunciation:
past tense: crossed   past participle: crossed   plural: crosses   present participle: crossing   
Use "cross" in a sentence
  • annoyed and irritable
    Synonyms: crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered,

  • extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
    Synonyms: transverse, transversal, thwartwise,

  • Verb
  • breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"
    Synonyms: crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed,

  • trace a line through or across; "cross your `t''"

  • travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    Synonyms: traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across,

  • meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

  • fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

  • meet at a point
    Synonyms: intersect,

  • hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    Synonyms: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk,

  • 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"
    Synonyms: traverse, span, sweep,

  • Noun
  • (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    Synonyms: hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing,

  • (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
    Synonyms: hybrid, crossbreed,

  • a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

  • a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    Synonyms: crisscross, mark,

  • any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
    Synonyms: crown of thorns,

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