An outline of a cross
made symbolically by a movement of the hand or fingers.
In Christianity, a sign made by tracing the outline of a cross with the right hand as a devotional act or to invoke a blessing.
A short Trinitarian prayer recited while performing this movement, beginning with the words “In the name of the Father”
(Christianity) A gesture of the hand moving over the front of one's body in the shape of a cross made as part of ritual or to invoke divine protection.
Other Word Forms
signs of the cross
Origin of sign-of-the-cross