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?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    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. John Polga-Hecimovich:

    Venezuela has gone from being one of the most prosperous countries in the hemisphere to one where people are crossing the border to sell their hair.

  2. 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.

  3. Hideki Yasuda:

    It is incredible for hardware going into its fourth year to sell so well, it's an uncertain world already, and no one wants war and horror games in their living room. Animal Crossing keeps the parents happy too.

  4. Chicago Police Department:

    Before I knew it he was running at me, crossing the finish line, he got down on one knee and I thought that he was hurt, and then he said, Erin, I dont know what to say, and then I realized what was going on...

  5. Sana Jamaani:

    It's an achievement, everyone looks for an achievement in life, and one of them was crossing this line, especially in the Palestine Marathon.

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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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