Cross meaning

krôs, krŏs
Cross is defined as to go from one side to another or to mark with intersecting lines.

An example of cross is to travel by boat from one side of the river to the other.

An example of cross is to X out an item on a shopping list.

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The sign of the cross.
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A mark or pattern formed by the intersection of two lines, especially such a mark (X) used as a signature.
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The definition of a cross is a Christian symbol to show where and how Jesus died or two intersecting lines.

An example of cross is the symbol that hangs in a church.

An example of cross is two streets that intersect one another.

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A trial, affliction, or frustration.
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One that combines the qualities of two other things.

A novel that is a cross between romance and satire.

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Showing ill humor; annoyed.
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A movement from one place to another, as on a stage; a crossing.
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A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.
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An act or instance of cross-examining; a cross-examination.
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A pipe fitting with four branches in upright and transverse form, used as a junction for intersecting pipes.
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Across.
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The Christian religion; Christianity.
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The Southern Cross.
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A contest whose outcome has been dishonestly prearranged.
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To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other.

Crossed the room to greet us; a bridge that crosses the bay.

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To carry or conduct across something.

Crossed the horses at the ford.

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To extend or pass through or over; intersect.

Elm Street crosses Oak Street.

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To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
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To place crosswise one over the other.

Cross one's legs.

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To make the sign of the cross upon or over as a sign of devotion or blessing.
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To encounter in passing.

His path crossed mine.

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To combine the qualities of two things.

A movie that crosses horror with humor.

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To interfere with; thwart or obstruct.

Don't cross me.

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To betray or deceive; double-cross. Often used with up.
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To crossbreed or cross-fertilize (plants or animals).
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To cross-examine.
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To lie or pass across each other; intersect.
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To meet in passing; come into conjunction.

Their paths crossed at the health club.

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To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time.

Our letters must have crossed in the mail.

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To crossbreed or cross-fertilize.
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Lying or passing crosswise; intersecting.

A cross street.

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Contrary or counter; opposing.
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Involving interchange; reciprocal.
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Crossbred; hybrid.
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Crosswise.
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An upright post with a bar across it near the top, to which the ancient Romans fastened convicted persons to die.
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A representation or figure of a cross, used as a badge, decoration, etc.; also, such a badge, decoration, etc.

The Distinguished Service Cross.

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A monument in the form of a cross, or with a cross on it, marking a crossroad, boundary, grave, etc.
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A staff with a cross at the top, carried before an archbishop as a sign of his authority.
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Any trouble or affliction that one has to bear; also, anything that thwarts or frustrates.
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Any design, mark, or object made by two lines or surfaces that intersect one another.
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A mark (X) made as a signature, as by a person who cannot write.
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Something that combines the qualities of two different things or types.
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A dishonest action, fixed contest or match, etc.
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A blow delivered over and across the opponent's lead.
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The Northern Cross.
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The Southern Cross.
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To make the sign of the cross over or upon.
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To place across or crosswise.

Cross your fingers.

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To lie or cut across; intersect.

Where two streets cross one another.

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To draw or put a line or lines across.

Cross your t's.

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To pass over; go from one side to the other of; go across.

To cross the ocean.

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To carry or lead across.
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To extend or reach across.

The bridge crosses a river.

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To meet and pass (each other)
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To bring into contact, causing electrical interference.

The wires were crossed.

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To go counter to; thwart; oppose.
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To interbreed (animals or plants); breed (an individual of one type) with one of another; hybridize; cross-fertilize.
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To lie across; intersect.
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To go or extend from one side to the other.
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To pass each other while moving in opposite directions.
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To interbreed; hybridize; cross-fertilize.
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Lying or passing across or through; transverse; crossing or crossed.

Cross street, cross ventilation.

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Going counter; contrary; opposed.

At cross purposes.

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Irritated or irritable; ill-tempered.
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Involving reciprocal actions, etc.
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Of mixed variety or breed; hybrid; crossbred.
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Causing harm; unfavorable.
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Crosswise.
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Cross (in various senses) or across.

Crossbow, crossbreed, crosswise.

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A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.
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To crossbreed or cross-fertilize plants or animals.
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A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road.
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Indicating an exchange or switch.
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Indicating a direction (across).
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Indicating applicability to several domains that are usually separate (as in crossclass, crosslinguistic, cross-platform).
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cross (one's) mind
  • To come to know; realize:.
    It crossed my mind that you might want to leave early.
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cross (one's) t's
  • To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
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cross (someone's) palm
  • To pay, tip, or bribe.
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cross swords
  • To quarrel or fight.
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cross off
  • To cancel by or as by drawing lines across.
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cross oneself
  • To outline the form of a cross as a Christian religious act by moving the hand from the forehead to the breast and then from one shoulder to the other.
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cross one's fingers
  • To cross one finger over another of the same hand: superstitiously believed to bring good luck or mitigate the wrong of telling a half-truth.
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cross one's heart
  • To make an outline of an X, by a movement of the hand or fingers, over one's heart as a token that one is telling the truth.
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cross someone's mind
  • To come suddenly or briefly to someone's mind.
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cross someone's palm
  • To pay someone money, esp. as a bribe.
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cross someone's path
  • To meet or encounter someone.
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cross up
  • To confuse or disorder.
  • To deceive, or double-cross.
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the Cross
  • The cross on which Jesus was put to death.
  • The suffering and death or Atonement of Jesus.
  • Christianity or Christendom.
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Origin of cross

  • Middle English cros from Old English probably from Old Norse kross from Old Irish cros from Latin crux

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition