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Definitions of cross

  1. To lie or be athwart; to pass from side to side directly or obliquely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To place or move across; traverse; intersect; cancel (cross off or out); obstruct; contradict; irritate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make the sign of the cross upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To mix with a different variety. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To put, or draw, across; cancel; pass; oppose; obstruct; make the sign of the cross upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To mark with a cross: to lay one body or draw one line across another: to cancel by drawing cross lines: to pass from side to side: to obstruct: to thwart: to move or pass from place to place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To lay a thwaart; pass over; mark with a cross; obstruct or annoy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To be athwart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. meet at a point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To draw a line or lay one thing, as a sword, across another; to erase by cross lines; to cancel; to make the sign of the cross; to pass or move over from side to side: to thwart; to obstruct; to be inconsistent with; to debar; to produce young from different varieties of a species. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To draw a line, or place a body, across another; to pass or move over; to pass from side to side; to cancel; to erase; to obstruct or hinder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A gibbet of wood formed of an upright and a cross piece; the emblem of the Christian faith; a device like a cross; a mark made on a document by those who cannot write; a trial of patience; suffering for Christ's sake. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A gibbet on which male factors were hung, consisting of two pieces of timber, one placed crosswise on the other, either thus + or x ; the instrument on which Christ suffered, and thus the symbol of the Christian religion: the sufferings of Christ: anything that crosses or thwarts: adversity or affliction in general: a crossing or mixing of breeds, esp. of cattle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A straight body crossing another; gibbet made of two crossing beams; the instrument on which Christ suffered, and hence the Christian religion; affliction; anything in the shape of a cross; a mixing of breeds. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. An ancient instrument of torture and death, consisting of two crossed timbers, on which the condemned were fastened. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The crucifixion of Christ; the Atonement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Something endured for Christ's sake; trial; tribulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A mark resembling a cross. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A mixing of breeds; an animal of mixed breed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A gibbet consisting of two pieces of timber placed across each other, either in form of a +, T, or an X; the cross on which Christ suffered; Christ's sufferings or passion; the symbol of the Christian religion; the Christian religion itself: an ornament, monument, mark, &c., like a cross; a line drawn across another: anything that crosses, thwarts, obstructs, perplexes, or distresses: a mixing of breeds in producing animals. To take up the cross, to be resolved to sacrifice self for some sacred interest in the spirit of Christ. Cross of Calvary, a cross on three steps. Latin cross, one with crossbeam two-thirds up. Tau cross, one like T. St. Andrew's cross, one like X. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Two lengths of any body placed across each other-thus (+), (X), or (+); a line drawn through another; the ensign of the Christian religion; the instrument on which the Saviour died; any misfortune; a hindrance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. An organism produced by the mating of parents of different breeds. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  29. Crossly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. meet and pass; "the trains crossed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. Church lands. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. A line drawn across or through another line. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. A pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. Athwart; across. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. To interfere and cut off; to debar. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself. Newage Dictionary DB
  57. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. To lie or be athwart. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. To be inconsistent. Newage Dictionary DB
  62. To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds. Newage Dictionary DB
  63. Not parallel; fretful; peevish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. Lying across: transverse: oblique: opposite: adverse: illtempered: interchanged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  65. Transverse; adverse; peevish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  66. Ill-tempered; peevish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. Transverse: falling athwart: opposite; adverse; perverse; untractable; peevish; interchanged; of a cross breed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. Oblique; transverse; obstructing; adverse; peevish or ill-humoured. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for cross

  1. No wonder he was cross – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. Red Cross girls were very much in evidence, a number of them American and English. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
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