What does cross mean?

Definitions for cross
krɔs, krɒscross

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cross.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cross(noun)

    a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

  2. crisscross, cross, mark(noun)

    a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

  3. Cross(noun)

    a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

  4. cross, crown of thorns(noun)

    any affliction that causes great suffering

    "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

  5. hybrid, crossbreed, cross(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"

  6. hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing(adj)

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

  7. cross(a), transverse, transversal, thwartwise(adj)

    extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

    "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"

  8. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered(verb)

    annoyed and irritable

  9. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across(verb)

    travel across or pass over

    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

  10. intersect, cross(verb)

    meet at a point

  11. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

  12. cross(verb)

    fold so as to resemble a cross

    "she crossed her legs"

  13. cross, traverse, span, sweep(verb)

    to cover or extend over an area or time period

    "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

  14. cross(verb)

    meet and pass

    "the trains crossed"

  15. cross(verb)

    trace a line through or across

    "cross your `t'"

  16. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed(verb)

    breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

    "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

Wiktionary

  1. cross(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.

    Put a cross for a wrong answer and a tick for a right one.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  2. cross(Noun)

    Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  3. cross(Noun)

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

    Criminals were commonly executed on a wooden cross.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  4. cross(Noun)

    (usually with the) The cross on which Christ was crucified.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  5. cross(Noun)

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

    She made the cross after swearing.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  6. cross(Noun)

    A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion.

    She was wearing a cross on her necklace.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  7. cross(Noun)

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

    It's a cross I must bear.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  8. cross(Noun)

    The act of going across; the act of passing from one side to the other

    A quick cross of the road.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  9. cross(Noun)

    Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  10. cross(Verb)

    To mark with an X.

    Cross the box which applies to you.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  11. cross(Verb)

    To go from one side of (something) to the other.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  12. cross(Verb)

    To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.

    Ships crossing from starboard have right-of-way.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  13. cross(Verb)

    To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.

    "You'll rue the day you tried to cross me, Tom Hero!" bellowed the villain.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  14. cross(Verb)

    (reflexive to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  15. cross(Verb)

    Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  16. cross(Verb)

    to cross-fertilize or crossbreed.

    They managed to cross a sheep with a goat.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  17. cross(Verb)

    to conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  18. cross(Verb)

    To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.

    He crossed the ball into the penalty area.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  19. cross(Noun)

    a hook thrown over the opponent's punch

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  20. cross(Noun)

    A pass in which the ball travels from by one touchline across the pitch.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  21. cross(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).

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  22. cross(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  23. cross(Noun)

    Four edge cubies of one side that are in their right places, forming the shape of a cross.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  24. cross(Verb)

    To score a try.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  25. cross(Adjective)

    Transverse; lying across the main direction.

    At the end of each row were cross benches which linked the rows.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  26. cross(Adjective)

    Opposite, opposed to.

    His actions were perversely cross to his own happiness.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  27. cross(Adjective)

    Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  28. cross(Adjective)

    Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.

    She was rather cross about missing her train on the first day of the job.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  29. cross(Preposition)

    across

    She walked cross the mountains.

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

  30. Cross(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road

    Etymology: From cross, cros, from cros, of origin, from kross, perhaps from cros (compare croes, Gaelic crois), from crux. Cognate with kross, kors, kors. Displaced native rood, from rod; see rood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cross(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  2. Cross(noun)

    the sign or mark of the cross, made with the finger, or in ink, etc., or actually represented in some material; the symbol of Christ's death; the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity, of a Christian people, and of Christendom

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  3. Cross(noun)

    affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  4. Cross(noun)

    a piece of money stamped with the figure of a cross, also, that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  5. Cross(noun)

    an appendage or ornament or anything in the form of a cross; a badge or ornamental device of the general shape of a cross; hence, such an ornament, even when varying considerably from that form; thus, the Cross of the British Order of St. George and St. Michael consists of a central medallion with seven arms radiating from it

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  6. Cross(noun)

    a monument in the form of a cross, or surmounted by a cross, set up in a public place; as, a market cross; a boundary cross; Charing Cross in London

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  7. Cross(noun)

    a common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  8. Cross(noun)

    the crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  9. Cross(noun)

    church lands

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  10. Cross(noun)

    a line drawn across or through another line

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  11. Cross(noun)

    a mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  12. Cross(noun)

    an instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  13. Cross(noun)

    a pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  14. Cross(adj)

    not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  15. Cross(adj)

    not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  16. Cross(adj)

    characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  17. Cross(adj)

    made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories; cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry persons standing in the same relation to each other

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  18. Cross

    athwart; across

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  19. Cross(verb)

    to put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  20. Cross(verb)

    to lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  21. Cross(verb)

    to pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  22. Cross(verb)

    to pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  23. Cross(verb)

    to run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  24. Cross(verb)

    to interfere and cut off; to debar

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  25. Cross(verb)

    to make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  26. Cross(verb)

    to cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a line across; to erase; -- usually with out, off, or over; as, to cross out a name

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  27. Cross(verb)

    to cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  28. Cross(verb)

    to lie or be athwart

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  29. Cross(verb)

    to move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  30. Cross(verb)

    to be inconsistent

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

  31. Cross(verb)

    to interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds

    Etymology: [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.]

Freebase

  1. Cross

    A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles. The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and has been used by many religions, most notably Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements or cardinal points, or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cross

    kros, adj. lying across: transverse: oblique: opposite: adverse: ill-tempered: interchanged: dishonest: balancing, neutralising.—adv. across.—n. a crossing or mixing of breeds, esp. of cattle: something intermediate in character between two other things: dishonest practices, esp. in a sporting contest when one of the parties corruptly allows himself to be beaten.—v.t. to lay one body or draw one line across another: to cancel by drawing cross lines: to pass from side to side: to write across a bank-cheque the name of a banking company, or simply '& Co.' between the lines, to be filled up with the name of a banking company, through whom alone it may be paid: to obstruct: to thwart: to interfere with.—v.i. to lie or be athwart: to move or pass from place to place.—n. Cross′-ac′tion (law), an action brought by the defender against the pursuer in the same cause.—adjs. Cross′-armed, having the arms crossed: (bot.) brachiate; Cross′-band′ed, having the grain of the veneer run across that of the rail—of a hand-rail.—n. Cross′-bar, a transverse bar: a kind of lever.—adj. Cross′-barred.—ns. Cross′-beam, a large beam stretching across a building and serving to hold its sides together; Cross′-bench, in the House of Lords, certain benches so placed, on which independent members sometimes sit; Cross′-bill, a bill brought by the defendant in a Chancery suit against the plaintiff; Cross′-bill, a genus of birds resembling bullfinches, linnets, &c., with the mandibles of the bill crossing each other near the points; Cross′-birth, a birth in which the child lies transversely in the uterus.—v.t. Cross′bite, to bite the biter.—n.pl. Cross′-bones, a figure of two thigh-bones laid across each other—together with the skull, a conventional emblem of death.—ns. Cross′bow, a weapon for shooting arrows, formed of a bow placed crosswise on a stock; Cross′bower, -bowman, one who uses a crossbow.—adj. Cross′-bred.—ns. Cross′-breed, a breed produced by the crossing or intermixing of different races; Cross′-breed′ing; Cross′-butt′ock, a particular throw over the hip in wrestling; Cross′-cheque (see Cheque).—adj. Cross′-coun′try, across the fields rather than by the road.—n. Cross′-cut, a short road across from one point to another.—v.t. to cut across.—ns. Cross′cut-saw, a large saw worked by two men, one at each end, for cutting beams crosswise; Cross′-divi′sion, the division of any group into divisions that cut across each other and produce confusion.—adj. Crossed, marked by a line drawn crosswise, often denoting cancellation: folded: cruciate.—n. Cross′-examinā′tion.—v.t. Cross′-exam′ine, to test the evidence of a witness by subjecting him to a

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Cross

    (a) A contact between two electric conductors; qualified to express conditions as a weather cross, due to rain, a swinging cross when a wire swings against another, etc. (b) vb. To make such contact.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cross' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2508

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cross' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1817

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cross' in Nouns Frequency: #986

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cross' in Verbs Frequency: #296

How to pronounce cross?

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How to say cross in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cross in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Hsia:

    We hope the mainland side can truly understand and realize that only on the basis of dignity, respect, peace and security can cross-strait relations have lasting stability, the key to the future of cross-strait relations lies in public support.

  2. Leslie Van Houten:

    My cross in my bedroom still has the flowers that I slipped into Jesus’s feet when Susan Atkins died, i cried a tear and I asked for forgiveness on Susan Atkins soul. I ’ll do the same thing when Charlie dies.

  3. Marya Mannes:

    But the silly male fool is often unaware of how much a look,a touch, a word can hold for a woman.Nor does he seem to have any idea at all of the degree to which their absence can make her cross,resentful ,tiresome." This is from her essay "The Power Men have over Women

  4. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin:

    No one wants data transfers to stop completely, but neither does anyone want information on European citizens, who have certain rights under our laws, to be completely without protection when they leave Europe, we must all comply, including the companies who should reconsider, maybe critically, the organisation of their cross-border data flows ... They should ask themselves, are all these transfers justifiable?

  5. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

    We will strive to make progress in discussion and dialogue between the two sides of the strait, advance cross-strait economic integration for mutual benefit and promote local and youth exchanges, we are firmly confident that the peaceful growth of cross-strait relations is a historical trend that can be neither resisted nor reversed.

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Translations for cross

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  • صَليب, صليب, عبر, تعبرArabic
  • хъанчAvaric
  • xaçAzerbaijani
  • суҡыныу, тәреBashkir
  • крыжBelarusian
  • кръст, кръстоска, центриране, противоположен, напречен, разпя́тие, кръстене, пресичам, противодействам, препятствам, кръстя се, кръстосвамBulgarian
  • creuCatalan, Valencian
  • kříženec, kříž, přecházet, přejetCzech
  • krydsDanish
  • Kreuz, Kreuzung, böse, gegenüber, quer, Kreuzzeichen, verärgert, entgegengesetzt, Flanke, hintergehen, bekreuzigen, ankreuzen, kreuzen, konterkarieren, überquerenGerman
  • εγκάρσιος, σταυρός, θυμωμένος, υβρίδιο, περνώ απέναντι, σταυροκοπιέμαι, διασταυρώνωGreek
  • kruca, kruco, kruci, krucigi, krucmarki, transiriEsperanto
  • enfadado, de través, cruz, contrario, atravesado, cruce, aspa, transversal, cruzar, marcar, atravesar, santiguarse, persignarse, pasarSpanish
  • ristEstonian
  • خاج, صلیب, چلیپا, عرض چیزی را طی کردنPersian
  • risti, rasti, ristinpuu, ristinmerkki, vihainen, vastakkainen, risteymä, poikittainen, ärtynyt, käänteinen, poikittaissuuntainen, poikki, sekaantua, tehdä, ylittää, mennä, ristetä, astua tielle, risteyttää, rastittaa, yliFinnish
  • krossurFaroese
  • contraire, transversal, croix, signe de croix, transversale, fâché, contrarié, traverser, croiser, faire le signe de croix, contrecarrer, déjouerFrench
  • cros, crois, téigh trasna, crosáilIrish
  • crois, crostaScottish Gaelic
  • cruzGalician
  • צְלָבHebrew
  • नाराज़, सलीबHindi
  • kereszt, átmegy, áthalad, keresztet vet, keresztez, átkelHungarian
  • խաչ, խաչակնքում, հիբրիդ, խաչափայտArmenian
  • krossIcelandic
  • croce, incrocio, diagonale, irritato, arrabbiato, ostacolare, attraversare, intralciareItalian
  • 十字, 十字架, クロス, ×印を付ける, 渡る, 十字を切るJapanese
  • ჯვარიGeorgian
  • крестKazakh
  • 십자, 십자가, 건너다Korean
  • خاچ, xaç, په‌ڕاندنKurdish
  • крестKyrgyz
  • crux, transireLatin
  • ກາກະບາດLao
  • kryžiusLithuanian
  • krustsLatvian
  • распетие, крстење, крст, пресекува, крсти, преминува, преодува, вкрстува, прекрстуваMacedonian
  • കുരിശ്, വിഷമ സ്ഥിതി, കടക്കുകMalayalam
  • silang, salibMalay
  • လက်ဝါးကပ်တိုင်Burmese
  • geërgerde, kruis, geërgerd, tegenwerkende, kruisteken, tegenwerkend, doorkruisen, oversteken, kruisenDutch
  • kryss, kors, krysseNorwegian
  • ałnáʼázdzohNavajo, Navaho
  • дзуарOssetian, Ossetic
  • krzyż, znakPolish
  • oposto, atravessado, cruz, transversal, cruzado, irritado, cruzamento, sinal da cruz, cruza, persignar-se, atravessar, opor, cruzarPortuguese
  • chimpayQuechua
  • cruce, închina, cruciRomanian
  • крест, кре́стное знаме́ние, по́месь, распя́тие, противоположный, гибри́д, попepeчный, сердитый, пepeкpёcтный, пересекать, пересечь, перейти, креститься, скрестить, переходить, перекреститься, скрещиватьRussian
  • križ, krst, криж, крст, znak križaSerbo-Croatian
  • krížSlovak
  • križ, križanec, prečkati, se prekrižatiSlovene
  • kryqAlbanian
  • arg, hybrid, mellanting, krossboll, kors, plåga, blandning, ond, korsning, korsningsprodukt, korset, inlägg, kryss, korstecken, lidande, sur, kryssa, gå, vägen, korsa, förhindra, korstecknet, gäcka, göraSwedish
  • misalaba, msalaba, ishara ya misalabaSwahili
  • கடந்துTamil
  • శిలువ, సంకరము, దాటుTelugu
  • салибTajik
  • กากบาทThai
  • haçTurkmen
  • çarpı, haç, çarmıh, istavroz, çapraz, karşı, karşısında, geçmekTurkish
  • хачTatar
  • хрест, розп'яття, хресне знаменняUkrainian
  • صلیب, ناراضUrdu
  • krestUzbek
  • chữ thậpVietnamese
  • קרייַזYiddish
  • 交叉Chinese

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