Definitions for crossroads

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hamlet, crossroads(noun)

    a community of people smaller than a village

  2. juncture, critical point, crossroads(noun)

    a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

    "at that juncture he had no idea what to do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"

  3. crossroads(noun)

    a point where a choice must be made

    "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"

Wiktionary

  1. crossroads(Noun)

    A place where one road crosses another; an intersection of two or more roads.

  2. crossroads(Noun)

    A centrally located position

  3. crossroads(Noun)

    A decision point; a turning point or opportunity to change direction, course, or goal.

  4. crossroads(Noun)

    A fork in the road.

Freebase

  1. Crossroads

    In folk magic and mythology, crossroads may represent a location "between the worlds" and, as such, a site where supernatural spirits can be contacted and paranormal events can take place. Symbolically, it can mean a locality where two realms touch and therefore represents liminality, a place literally "neither here nor there", "betwixt and between".

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelle Christensen:

    We came to these crossroads of making it more exotic and dramatic.

  2. Maurice Masterlinck:

    At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.

  3. Heinrich Heine:

    Be entirely tolerant or not at all follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.

  4. Heinrich Heine:

    Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.

  5. Lester Holt:

    He's an exceptional anchor who goes straight to the heart of every story, in many ways, television news stands at a crossroads, and Lester is the perfect person to meet the moment.

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