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
    British
    Karen
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    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. Tom Zegan:

    Do you think that Jesus looked both ways before crossing?

  2. Orrin Hatch:

    While I recognize the difficulty the last two administrations have faced with regard to families illegally crossing the border, I wholeheartedly agree with the President's comments that a policy that leads to separating children from their families is wrong, i am working with colleagues in both houses on a path forward that recognizes the need for compassion for children and families without incentivizing illegal border crossings. That solution can and should be bipartisan.

  3. Martin Walker:

    Given the fragmented nature of the shareholder base, and the ability of many holders to have already voted with their feet and exited the stock, the chances of 'no' votes crossing the 50 percent threshold, (are) extremely small in my opinion, as a result, for Shell management the next few weeks are really about minimising the embarrassment of high profile dissent.

  4. Washington County officials:

    In the flash flooding two occupied vehicles were hit by a large wall of water and debris at the Canyon Street Maxwell Crossing and were carried into the Flood.

  5. Ryan Sweet:

    This will fan Fed concerns that inflation will overshoot the central bank's 2 percent objective by more than policymakers are willing to stomach, the Fed could be crossing its fingers that the supply side of the economy responds, helping slow or halt the unemployment rate's decline.

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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