What does crossing mean?

Definitions for crossing
ˈkrɔ sɪŋ, ˈkrɒs ɪŋcross·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossing(noun)

    traveling across

  2. ford, crossing(noun)

    a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

  3. crossing(noun)

    a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect

  4. intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefour(noun)

    a junction where one street or road crosses another

  5. crossing, crosswalk, crossover(noun)

    a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

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

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

  7. crossing(noun)

    a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)

GCIDE

  1. Crossing(n.)

    A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street, or a set of marks across the street pavement indicating that this is a designated location for pedestrians to cross.

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

Wiktionary

  1. crossing(Noun)

    An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross

  2. crossing(Noun)

    A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed

  3. crossing(Noun)

    A voyage across a body of water

  4. crossing(Noun)

    The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it

  5. crossing(Adjective)

    Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crossing

    of Cross

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  2. Crossing(verb)

    the act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  3. Crossing(verb)

    the act of making the sign of the cross

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  4. Crossing(verb)

    the act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  5. Crossing(verb)

    intersection, as of two paths or roads

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  6. Crossing(verb)

    a place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  7. Crossing(verb)

    contradiction; thwarting; obstruction

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

Freebase

  1. Crossing

    A crossing, in ecclesiastical architecture, is the junction of the four arms of a cruciform church. In a typically oriented church, the crossing gives access to the nave on the west, the transept arms on the north and south, and the choir on the east. The crossing is sometimes surmounted by a tower or dome. A large crossing tower is particularly common on English Gothic cathedrals. With the Renaissance, building a dome above the crossing became popular. Because the crossing is open on four sides, the weight of the tower or dome rests heavily on the corners; a stable construction thus required great skill on the part of the builders. In centuries past, it was not uncommon for overly ambitious crossing towers to collapse. Sacrist Alan of Walsingham's octagon, built between 1322 and 1328 after the collapse of Ely's nave crossing on 22 February 1322, is the "... greatest individual achievement of architectural genius at Ely Cathedral" according to architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner. A tower may be called a lantern tower if it has openings through which light from outside can shine down to the crossing. In Early Medieval churches, the crossing square was often used as a module, or a unit of measurement. The nave and transept would have lengths that were a certain multiple of the length of the crossing square. This was to ensure that the church was properly proportioned.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crossing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4664

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crossing' in Nouns Frequency: #2672

How to pronounce crossing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say crossing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of crossing in a Sentence

  1. Paul Ryan:

    Under this bill, when people are being prosecuted for illegally crossing the border, families will remain together under DHS custody throughout the length of their legal proceedings.

  2. Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz:

    The thing is, this (Ramon) is a big international airport, representing a mass of tourists, which is seen as possibly competing with them in tourism and such things, we will propose to them that large planes that can't land there (King Hussein) will land here. I have no problem with people going to Aqaba from there (Ramon). They can cross at Arava crossing.

  3. Dave Loewen:

    It’s pretty devastating. there’s a lot of the snow in the area and so what happens is the elk will be crossing from one side of the tracks to the other.

  4. Susan Michie:

    Think about it as road safety -- we have to do our own risk assessment when crossing the road, for example, do we always cross the road just on the traffic lights or on zebra crossings, or do we occasionally cross it elsewhere ? If we do, we probably consider several things, such as how far away are the cars, what speed are they traveling at, are the roads wet, how agile am I ?

  5. Petra Gomez:

    Many people are not crossing for fear that if they close the border, they will be trapped, if they close the border, I will have to close because I will not have clients.

Images & Illustrations of crossing

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Translations for crossing

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  • العبورArabic
  • пресечка, пресичанеBulgarian
  • křížení, přechodCzech
  • overfartDanish
  • KreuzungGerman
  • διάβασηGreek
  • cruce, vado, cruce peatonalSpanish
  • عبورPersian
  • risteys, ylittäminen, ylikulkupaikka, ylitysFinnish
  • traversée, croisement, carrefourFrench
  • trasrian, trasbhealach, crosaireIrish
  • चौराहाHindi
  • átkelés, átkelőhely, négyezet, kereszteződésHungarian
  • persimpanganIndonesian
  • incrocio, traversata, attraversamentoItalian
  • מעברHebrew
  • 交差点, 踏切Japanese
  • ದಾಟುವುದುKannada
  • 횡단Korean
  • transiebatLatin
  • kruising, oversteek, kruispuntDutch
  • kryss, kryssingNorwegian
  • skrzyżowanie, przejściePolish
  • cruzandoPortuguese
  • trecereRomanian
  • перекрёсток, пересечение, переезд, переправа, скрещиваниеRussian
  • övergångsställe, korsningSwedish
  • கடக்கும்Tamil
  • క్రాసింగ్Telugu
  • ที่ข้ามThai
  • geçitTurkish
  • перехід, хрест, перехрещення, переїзд, перетин, схрещення, перехрещування, перехрестя, роздоріжжя, переправа, перетинанняUkrainian
  • کراسنگUrdu
  • băng quaVietnamese
  • אַריבערYiddish
  • 路口Chinese

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