a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefour(noun)
a junction where one street or road crosses another
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
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
a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
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.
Origin: [See Cross, v. t. ]
An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
A voyage across a body of water
The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
the act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean
the act of making the sign of the cross
the act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds
intersection, as of two paths or roads
a place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street
contradiction; thwarting; obstruction
Origin: [See Cross, v. t. ]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'crossing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4664
Rank popularity for the word 'crossing' in Nouns Frequency: #2672
The numerical value of crossing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of crossing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.
Do you think that Jesus looked both ways before crossing?
Life into death—life’s other shape, no rupture, only crossing.
The President's not supposed to be crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's.
The big question everyone wants to know is: Why was this vehicle in the crossing?
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- пресечка, пресичанеBulgarian
- křížení, přechodCzech
- cruce, vado, cruce peatonalSpanish
- risteys, ylittäminen, ylikulkupaikka, ylitysFinnish
- traversée, croisement, carrefourFrench
- trasrian, trasbhealach, crosaireIrish
- átkelés, átkelőhely, négyezet, kereszteződésHungarian
- incrocio, traversata, attraversamentoItalian
- 交差点, 踏切Japanese
- kruising, oversteek, kruispuntDutch
- kryss, kryssingNorwegian
- skrzyżowanie, przejściePolish
- перекрёсток, пересечение, переезд, переправа, скрещиваниеRussian
- övergångsställe, korsningSwedish
- перехід, хрест, перехрещення, переїзд, перетин, схрещення, перехрещування, перехрестя, роздоріжжя, переправа, перетинанняUkrainian
- băng quaVietnamese
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