cross

...
[Cross]

A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

...

A gibbet, cosisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.

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

Noun
an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

Noun
a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry

Noun
a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

Noun
marking consisting of crossing lines

...

Noun
any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

Verb
breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

Verb
trace a line through or across; "cross your `t''"

Verb
travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Verb
meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

Verb
fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

Verb
meet at a point

Verb
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Verb
to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

Adjective S.
perversely irritable


n.
A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.

n.
The sign or mark of the cross, made with the finger, or in ink, etc., or actually represented in some material; the symbol of Christ's death; the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity, of a Christian people, and of Christendom.

n.
Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune.

n.
A piece of money stamped with the figure of a cross, also, that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general.

n.
An appendage or ornament or anything in the form of a cross; a badge or ornamental device of the general shape of a cross; hence, such an ornament, even when varying considerably from that form; thus, the Cross of the British Order of St. George and St. Michael consists of a central medallion with seven arms radiating from it.

n.
A monument in the form of a cross, or surmounted by a cross, set up in a public place; as, a market cross; a boundary cross; Charing Cross in London.

n.
A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above.

n.
The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write.

n.
Church lands.

n.
A line drawn across or through another line.

n.
A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind.

n.
An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.

n.
A pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle.

a.
Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.

a.
Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse.

a.
Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.

a.
Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories; cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry persons standing in the same relation to each other.

prep.
Athwart; across.

v. t.
To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.

v. t.
To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t.

v. t.
To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.

v. t.
To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.

v. t.
To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.

v. t.
To interfere and cut off; to debar.

v. t.
To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.

v. t.
To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a line across; to erase; -- usually with out, off, or over; as, to cross out a name.

v. t.
To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.

v. i.
To lie or be athwart.

v. i.
To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool.

v. i.
To be inconsistent.

v. i.
To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.


Cross

Cross (kr?s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. Crucial, Crusade, Cruise, Crux.] 1. A gibbet, cosisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.
Nailed to the cross By his own nation.
2. The sign or mark of the cross, made with the finger, or in ink, etc., or actually represented in some material; the symbol of Christ's death; the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity, of a Christian people, and of Christendom.
The custom of making the sign of the cross with the hand or finger, as a means of conferring blessing or preserving from evil, is very old.
Before the cross has waned the crescent's ray.
Tis where the cross is preached.
3. Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune.
Heaven prepares a good man with crosses.
4. A piece of money stamped with the figure of a cross, also, that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general.
I should bear no cross if I did bear you; for I think you have no money in your purse.
5. An appendage or ornament or anything in the form of a cross; a badge or ornamental device of the general shape of a cross; hence, such an ornament, even when varying considerably from that form; thus, the Cross of the British Order of St. George and St. Michael consist of a central medallion with seven arms radiating from it. 6. (Arch.) A monument in the form of a cross, or surmounted bu a cross, set up in a public place; as, a market cross; a boundary cross; Charing Cross in London.
Dun-Edin's Cross, a pillared stone, Rose on a turret octagon.
7. (Her.) A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above. 8. The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write.
Five Kentish abbesses . . . .subscribed their names and crosses.
9. Church lands. [Ireland] [Obs.] Sir J. Davies. 10. A line drawn across or through another line. 11. Hence: A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind.
Toning down the ancient Viking into a sort of a cross between Paul Jones and Jeremy Diddler.
12. (Surveying) An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course. 13. (Mech.) A pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle. Cross and pile, a game with money, at which it is put to chance whether a coin shall fall with that side up which bears the cross, or the other, which is called pile, or reverse; the game called heads or tails. -- Cross bottony ∨ botton'82. See under Bottony. -- Cross estoil'82 (Her.). a cross, each of whose arms is pointed like the ray of a star; that is, a star having four long points only. -- Cross of Calvary. See Calvary, 3. -- Southern cross. (Astron.) See under Southern. -- To do a thing on the cross, to act dishonestly; -- opposed to acting on the square. [Slang] -- To take up the cross, to bear troubles and afflictions with patience from love to Christ.

Cross

Cross (kr?s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.
The cross refraction of the second prism.
2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse. "A cross fortune." Jer. Taylor.
The cross and unlucky issue of my design.
The article of the resurrection seems to lie marvelously cross to the common experience of mankind.
We are both love's captives, but with fates so cross, One must be happy by the other's loss.
3. Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfullness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.
He had received a cross answer from his mistress.
4. Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories; cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry persons standing in the same relation to each other. Cross action (Law), an action brought by a party who is sued against the person who has sued him, upon the same subject matter, as upon the same contract. Burrill. -- Cross aisle (Arch.), a transept; the lateral divisions of a cruciform church. -- Cross axie. (a) (Mach.) A shaft, windlass, or roller, worked by levers at opposite ends, as in the copperplate printing press. (b) A driving axle. with cranks set at an angle of 90° with each other. -- Cross bedding (Geol.), oblique lamination of horizontal beds, -- Cross bill. See in the Vocabulary. -- Cross bitt. Same as Crosspiece. -- Cross bond, a form of bricklaying, in which the joints of one stretcher course come midway between those of the stretcher courses above and below, a course of headers and stretchers intervening. See Bond, n., 8. -- Cross breed. See in the Vocabulary. -- Cross breeding. See under Breeding. -- Cross buttock, a particular throw in wrestling; hence, an unexpected defeat or repulse. Smollet. -- Cross country, across the country; not by the road. "The cross-country ride." Cowper. -- Cross fertilization, the fertilization of the female products of one physiological individual by the male products of another, -- as the fertilization of the ovules of one plant by pollen from another. See Fertilization. -- Cross file, a double convex file, used in dressing out the arms or crosses of fine wheells. -- Cross fire (Mil.), lines of fire, from two or more points or places, crossing each other. -- Cross forked. (Her.) See under Forked. -- Cross frog. See under Frog. -- Cross furrow, a furrow or trench cut across other furrows to receive the water running in them and conduct it to the side of the field. -- Cross handle, a handle attached transversely to the axis of a tool, as in the augur. Knight. -- Cross lode (Mining), a vein intersecting the true or principal lode. -- Cross purpose. See Cross-purpose, in the Vocabulary. -- Cross reference, a reference made from one part of a book or register to another part, where the same or an allied subject is treated of. -- Cross sea (Naut.), a chopping sea, in which the waves run in contrary directions. -- Cross stroke, a line or stroke across something, as across the letter t. -- Cross wind, a side wind; an unfavorable wind. -- Cross wires, fine wires made to traverse the field of view in a telescope, and moved by a screw with a graduated head, used for delicate astronomical observations; spider lines. Fixed cross wires are also used in microscopes, etc. Syn. -- Fretful; peevish. See Fretful.

Cross

Cross, prep. Athwart; across. [Archaic or Colloq.] A fox was taking a walk one night cross a village. L'Estrange. To go cross lots, to go across the fields; totake a short cut. [Colloq.]

Cross

Cross, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crossed (kr?st; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Crossing.] 1. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms. 2. To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t. 3. To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
A hunted hare . . . crosses and confounds her former track.
4. To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time. "Your kind letter crossed mine." J. D. Forbes. 5. To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
In each thing give him way; cross him in nothing.
An oyster may be crossed onlove.
6. To interfere and cut off; to debar. [Obs.]
To cross me from the golden time I look for.
7. To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself. 8. To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a line across; to erase; -- usually with out, off, or over; as, to cross out a name. 9. To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stoocks or races; to mix the breed of. To cross one's path, to oppose one's plans. Macualay.

Cross

Cross, v. i. 1. To lie or be athwart. 2. To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool. 3. To be inconsistent. [Obs.]
Men's actions do not always cross with reason.
4. To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
If two individuals of distinct races cross, a third is invariably produced different from either.

A gibbet, cosisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.

Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.

Athwart; across. [Archaic or Colloq.] A fox was taking a walk one night cross a village.

To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.

To lie or be athwart.

...

Usage Examples

Here is the amazing thing about Easter the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.

For 'Around the World in 80 Plates' we got to travel all over, having what was like a cross between a culinary competition and races. And in each country we had a chef Ambassador. We went to London, Barcelona, Bologna, Hong Kong, Thailand, Morocco... It was amazing.

Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

I have my team. Like if you see everyone around me - I have my hair and makeup girl, my assistant. They're very calm, they're all about positive energy. There're no drama queens. Everyone wants everyone else to have a positive experience. There are no agendas. I think it creates a healthy environment and there are no boundaries to cross.

A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.

I believe it's extremely important to include some other type of fitness activity in your training, so cross training will help you to avoid injury when you are dancing.

Misspelled Form

cross, xcross, dcross, fcross, vcross, cross, xross, dross, fross, vross, ross, cxross, cdross, cfross, cvross, c ross, ceross, c4ross, c5ross, ctross, cfross, ceoss, c4oss, c5oss, ctoss, cfoss, creoss, cr4oss, cr5oss, crtoss, crfoss, crioss, cr9oss, cr0oss, crposs, crloss, criss, cr9ss, cr0ss, crpss, crlss, croiss, cro9ss, cro0ss, cropss, crolss, croass, crowss, croess, crodss, croxss, crozss, croas, crows, croes, crods, croxs, crozs, crosas, crosws, croses, crosds, crosxs, croszs, crosas, crosws, croses, crosds, crosxs, croszs, crosa, crosw, crose, crosd, crosx, crosz, crossa, crossw, crosse, crossd, crossx, crossz.

Other Usage Examples

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.

Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company!

And you know, whether it's drama or comedy, the best work is based on truth. It's just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that's where the humor comes from. So it's not that difficult to cross over.

Before I'd written movies, I never could do big set-piece scenes with a lot of different speakers - when you've got twelve people around a dinner table talking at cross purposes. I had always been impressed by other people's ability to do that.

But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.

God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.

Comments


Browse Dictionary