cross meaning

[ krɔs ] Pronunciation:   "cross" in a sentence
Verb: cross  krós
  1. Travel across or pass over
    - traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across 
  2. Meet at a point
    - intersect 
  3. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk 
  4. Fold so as to resemble a cross
    "she crossed her legs" 
  5. To cover or extend over an area or time period
    - traverse, span, sweep 
  6. Meet and pass
    "the trains crossed" 
  7. Trace a line through or across
    "cross your 't'" 
  8. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
    "cross a horse and a donkey"
    - crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise [Brit], interbreed
Adjective: cross (crosser,crossest)  krós
  1. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
    "cross members should be all steel"
    - transverse, transversal, thwartwise 
  2. Annoyed and irritable
    - crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, arsey [Brit]
Noun: cross  krós
  1. A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece 
  2. A marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    - crisscross, mark 
  3. Any affliction that causes great suffering
    "that is his cross to bear"
    - crown of thorns 
  4. (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"
    - hybrid, crossbreed 
  5. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    - hybridization, hybridisation [Brit], crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing, hybridising [Brit]
Noun: Cross
  1. A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Sounds like: crosse

Derived forms: crossing, crossest, crosser, crosses, crossed

See also: crossing, crossness, crosswise, double cross, ill-natured

Type of: affliction, being, breed, come across, conjugation, construction, continue, coupling, cover, emblem, encounter, extend, fold, fold up, forbid, foreclose, forestall, go across, go through, marking, mating, meet, organism, pairing, pass, preclude, prevent, run across, run into, see, sexual union, structure, turn up, union, write

Antonym: uncross

Encyclopedia: Cross, County Mayo Cross, Croyde Cross, Buffalo County, Wisconsin Cross Cross, Buffalo County, WI Cross, West Virginia Cross, Wisconsin Cross, WV Cross, Somerset Cross, WI


An object consisting primarily of two straight or nearly straight pieces forming right angles with one another; the usual symbol of the Christian religion.


A monument or small building of any kind surmounted by a pipe cross.

cross, 3

AmE / verb [+ obj] (BrE)

if you cross a cheque, you draw two lines across it to show that it must be paid into sb's bank account and not exchanged for cash:

a crossed cheque

Make sure you cross the cheque and write 'account payee only' between the lines.



a crossed line

a situation in which you can hear another telephone call when you are making a call, because a connection has been wrongly made:

I think we've got a crossed line.

Securities transaction in which the same broker acts as agent for both sides of the trade; a legal practice only if the broker first offers the securities publicly at a price higher than the bid.

vt : to cause (an animal or plant) to interbreed with one of a different kind : HYBRIDIZE ‹crossing mongrel sows with imported boars —E. D. Ross›
1 : a device composed of an upright bar traversed by a horizontal one
a : an act of crossing dissimilar individuals
b : a crossbred individual or kind


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  1. the cross ratio he called anharmonic ratio.
  2. i never knew him to say a cross word.
  3. there never was such a cross family!
  4. the priest made a cross over her head.
  5. how can you be so cross as not to come!

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