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cross

 
Adjective cross has 2 senses
  1. cross, transverse, transversal, thwartwise - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
    Antonyms: lengthwise, lengthways (indirect, via crosswise)
  2. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered - perversely irritable
    Antonym: good-natured (indirect, via ill-natured)
Noun cross has 6 senses
  1. cross - a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
    --1 is a kind of
    structure, construction
  2. crisscross, cross, mark - marking consisting of crossing lines
    --2 is a kind of marking
    Derived form: verb cross7
  3. cross - a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry
    --3 is a kind of
    emblem
    --3 has particulars:
     Calvary cross, cross of Calvary; Celtic cross; crucifix, rood, rood-tree; Greek cross; Jerusalem cross; Latin cross; Lorraine cross, cross of Lorraine; Maltese cross; papal cross; patriarchal cross; St. Andrew's cross, saltire; tau cross, St. Anthony's cross
  4. cross, crown of thorns - any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
    --4 is a kind of affliction
    Derived form: verb cross3
  5. hybrid, crossbreed, cross - 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"
    --5 is a kind of organism, being
    --5 has particulars: crossbred; dihybrid; monohybrid
    Derived form: verb cross8
  6. hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    --6 is a kind of coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union
    --6 has particulars:
     dihybrid cross; monohybrid cross; reciprocal cross, reciprocal; testcross, test-cross
    Derived form: verb cross8
Verb cross has 8 senses
  1. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    --1 is one way to pass, go through, go across
    Derived forms: noun crossing5, noun crossing1, noun crossing7
    Sample sentence:
    These men cross the river
  2. intersect, cross - meet at a point
    --2 is one way to meet, ran into, encounter, run across, come across, see
    Derived forms: noun crossing3, noun crossing4
    Sample sentences:
    Our properties cross at this point
    His fields cross mine at this point
  3. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    --3 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived form: noun cross4
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot cross Sue
  4. cross - fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"
    --4 is one way to
    fold, fold up, turn up
    Antonyms: uncross
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. cross, traverse, span, sweep - 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"
    --5 is one way to cover, extend
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. cross - meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
    --6 is one way to
    intersect, cross
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. cross - trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"
    --7 is one way to
    write
    Derived form: noun cross2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed - 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"
    --8 is one way to breed
    Derived forms: noun cross5, noun crossing6, noun cross6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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