Definition of Cross

1. Noun. A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.

Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

2. Verb. Travel across or pass over. "These men cross the river"; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

3. Adjective. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis. "Transverse colon"
Exact synonyms: Thwartwise, Transversal, Transverse
Similar to: Crosswise

4. Noun. A marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
Exact synonyms: Crisscross, Mark
Generic synonyms: Marking
Derivative terms: Crisscross, Crisscross, Crisscross, Mark, Mark

5. Verb. Meet at a point. "His fields cross mine at this point"
Exact synonyms: Intersect
Generic synonyms: Come Across, Encounter, Meet, Run Across, Run Into, See
Derivative terms: Crossing, Crossing, Intersectant, Intersection

6. Adjective. Annoyed and irritable.

7. Noun. A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry.

8. Verb. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of. "Sam cannot cross Sue "; "Foil your opponent"

9. Noun. Any affliction that causes great suffering. "He bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
Exact synonyms: Crown Of Thorns
Generic synonyms: Affliction

10. Verb. Fold so as to resemble a cross. "She crossed her legs"
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Antonyms: Uncross

11. Noun. (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"
Exact synonyms: Crossbreed, Hybrid
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Specialized synonyms: Dihybrid, Monohybrid
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Derivative terms: Crossbreed, Hybrid, Hybridize

12. Verb. To cover or extend over an area or time period. "The novel spans three centuries"
Exact synonyms: Span, Sweep, Traverse
Generic synonyms: Continue, Cover, Extend
Derivative terms: Span, Sweep

13. Noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.

14. Verb. Meet and pass. "The trains crossed"
Specialized synonyms: Decussate
Generic synonyms: Intersect

15. Verb. Trace a line through or across. "Cross your `t'"
Generic synonyms: Write

16. Verb. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties. "These species do not interbreed"

Definition of Cross

1. n. A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.

2. a. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.

3. prep. Athwart; across.

4. v. t. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.

5. v. i. To lie or be athwart.

Definition of Cross

1. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English dot=) for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road ¹

2. Noun. A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other. ¹

3. Noun. (heraldiccharge) Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross. ¹

4. Noun. A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion). ¹

5. Noun. (''usually with'' the) The cross on which Christ was crucified. ¹

6. Noun. A hand gesture made by Catholics in imitation of the shape of the Cross. ¹

7. Noun. (Christianity) A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion. ¹

8. Noun. (''figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross'') A difficult situation that must be endured. ¹

9. Noun. The act of going across; the act of passing from one side to the other ¹

10. Noun. (biology) Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization. ¹

11. Noun. (boxing) a hook thrown over the opponent's punch ¹

12. Noun. (football) A pass in which the ball travels from by one touchline across the pitch. ¹

13. Noun. A place where roads intersect and lead off in four directions; a crossroad (common in UK and Irish place names such as ''Gerrards Cross''). ¹

14. Noun. A monument that marks such a place. (Also common in UK or Irish place names such as ''Charing Cross'') ¹

15. Noun. (Rubik's Cube) Four edge cubies of one side that are in their right places, forming the shape of a cross. ¹

16. Adjective. Transverse; lying across the main direction. ¹

17. Adjective. (archaic) Opposite, opposed to. ¹

18. Adjective. (rare) Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for. ¹

19. Adjective. Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed. ¹

20. Preposition. (archaic) across ¹

21. Verb. To mark with an X. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To go from one side of (something) to the other. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive) To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of. ¹

25. Verb. (''reflexive'' '''to cross oneself''') To make the sign of the cross over oneself. ¹

26. Verb. (context: cricket reciprocally) Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs. ¹

27. Verb. (biology) to cross-fertilize or crossbreed. ¹

28. Verb. (legal) to conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness ¹

29. Verb. (football) To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side. ¹

30. Verb. (rugby) To score a try. ¹

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Definition of Cross

1. ill-tempered [adj CROSSER, CROSSEST] / to intersect [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: intersect

Medical Definition of Cross

1. 1. Any figure in the shape of a cross formed by two intersecting lines. Synonym: crux. Synonym: crux of heart. 3. A method of hybridization or the hybrid so produced. Origin: F. Croix, L. Crux (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross

cross (current term)
cross-border ticket

Literary usage of Cross

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine (1909)
"CHAPTER XII Of the royal way of the Holy cross THAT seemeth a hard saying to many, // any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross ..."

2. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"It remains for this cross to maintain itself with the testers. ... The two blocks of the above cross were not well situated for the season and suffered ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"And as soon as that man had touched the cross with his hand it was as whole as ever it was to-fore. Then soon after there fell a ..."

4. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"cross-arms shall not be painted, but as soon as cut and finished shall be ... cross-arms shall be subject to inspection at point of delivery and all arms ..."

5. The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
"BRIDE'S cross stood a little way back from ... Dick set him down upon the lowest step of the cross, wrapped himself well in his tabard, ..."

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