What does crossing mean?

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ˈkrɔ sɪŋ, ˈkrɒs ɪŋcross·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossingnoun

    traveling across

  2. ford, crossingnoun

    a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

  3. crossingnoun

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

  4. intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefournoun

    a junction where one street or road crosses another

  5. crossing, crosswalk, crossovernoun

    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, hybridizingnoun

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

  7. crossingnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Crossingnoun

    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. crossingnoun

    An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross

  2. crossingnoun

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

  3. crossingnoun

    A voyage across a body of water

  4. crossingnoun

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

  5. crossingadjective

    Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crossing

    of Cross

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  2. Crossingverb

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

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  3. Crossingverb

    the act of making the sign of the cross

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  4. Crossingverb

    the act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  5. Crossingverb

    intersection, as of two paths or roads

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  6. Crossingverb

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

    Etymology: [See Cross, v. t. ]

  7. Crossingverb

    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

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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. Maricela Batres:

    We were placed in the' kennel,' where we sleep on the ground with a blanket made of aluminum, the officers told us our children would be taken from us for the crime of crossing the border.

  2. Jared Baeten:

    You're really crossing a threshold in Arizona, the alarming thing would be if the numbers start to rise in places that have clearly already peaked and are on their downtrend.

  3. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    From the 15th, Hungarian authorities cannot be forgiving of illegal border-crossing.

  4. Portuguese-Jewish Wedding Ceremony:

    The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children.

  5. Viktor Orban:

    We need not wait for the completion of the second layer to order the closure of the green border, we cannot wait for an as-yet-unborn common European policy. Once everyone understands what the Hungarian intention is and they can prepare that the Serbian-Hungarian border status quo will extend to the Croatian-Hungarian border, we will put those rules in effect to enforce EU laws on border 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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    the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
    • A. macron
    • B. calcaneus
    • C. instigation
    • D. anestrus

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