What does crossover mean?

Definitions for crossoverˈkrɔsˌoʊ vər, ˈkrɒs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crossover.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossing over, crossover(noun)

    the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis

  2. crossover voter, crossover(noun)

    a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party

  3. crossover(noun)

    the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience

    "a jazz-classical crossover album"

  4. 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


  1. crossover(n.)

    a structure, such as a bridge, bearing a path for crossing over a river or highway.

  2. crossover(n.)

    votes from members of one political party cast for candidates of another party; -- called also crossover vote; as, there was a high crossover in this election.

  3. crossover(n.)

    a member of one political party who votes for a candidate of another party; -- called also crossover voter.

  4. crossover(n.)

    (Plumbing) a U-shaped section of pipe which serves to pass one pipeline over another which is directly in its path.


  1. crossover(Noun)

    A place where one thing crosses over another.

  2. crossover(Noun)

    The means by which the crossing is made.

  3. crossover(Noun)

    (genetics) the result of the exchange of genetic material during meiosis.

  4. crossover(Noun)

    A blend of multiple styles of music, intended to appeal to a wider audience.

  5. crossover(Noun)

    An automobile that is a mix of two kinds of automobiles, i.e. the Pontiac Torrent.

  6. crossover(Noun)

    A pair of switches and a short, diagonal length of track which together connect two parallel tracks and allow passage between them.

  7. crossover(Noun)

    A piece of fiction that borrows elements from two or more fictional universes.


  1. Crossover

    Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical tastes, or genres. If the second chart combines genres, such as a "Hot 100" list, the work is not a crossover. In some contexts the term "crossover" can have negative connotations, implying the dilution of a music's distinctive qualities to accommodate to mass tastes. For example, in the early years of rock and roll, many songs originally recorded by African-American musicians were re-recorded by white artists such as Pat Boone in a more toned-down style, often with changed lyrics, that lacked the hard edge of the original versions. These covers were popular with a much broader audience. In practice crossover frequently results from the appearance of the music in question in a film soundtrack. For instance, Sacred Harp music experienced a spurt of crossover popularity as a result of its appearance in the 2003 film Cold Mountain, and bluegrass music experienced a revival due to the reception of 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Even atonal music, which tends to be less popular among classical enthusiasts, has a kind of crossover niche, since it is widely used in filmmaking and television production scores "to depict an approaching menace", as noted by Charles Rosen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossover in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown:

    A number of people crossover in election times like this.

  2. Brandy Melana Walker:

    It's really cool to see the crossover from digital media to actual network television.

  3. Sam Gould:

    The other parties didn't want to see any crossover whatsoever, they know it will help us.

  4. Executive Producer Greg Berlanti:

    Yes, there will be a musical crossover, there’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between ‘ Supergirl ’ and ‘ The Flash. ’.

  5. American Axle:

    Clearly we're in the sweet spot with respect to trucks and SUVs and crossover vehicles right now and it's showing in our schedules and will show in our sales going forward.

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