1. [ verb ] travel across or pass over
Synonyms: cover cut_across traverse get_over pass_over cut_through get_across track

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Related terms: pass walk crisscross hop bridge ford stride tramp drive course jaywalk path crossing traverser traversal
2. [ verb ] meet at a point
Synonyms: intersect
Related terms: meet crossing
3. [ adjective ] extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
Synonyms: transverse thwartwise transversal crossing

"cross members should be all steel" "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully" "transversal vibrations" "transverse colon"

Related terms: crosswise
4. [ noun ] a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
Related terms: structure
5. [ noun ] marking consisting of crossing lines
Synonyms: mark crisscross
Related terms: marking score crisscross crisscross crisscross
6. [ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms: frustrate thwart foil bilk scotch baffle spoil queer

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

Related terms: prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration
7. [ noun ] (Christianity) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry
Related terms: emblem crucifix Lorraine_cross Greek_cross Celtic_cross St._Andrew's_cross Latin_cross Maltese_cross papal_cross patriarchal_cross Jerusalem_cross tau_cross Calvary_cross
8. [ adjective ] perversely irritable
Synonyms: fussy crabby grouchy grumpy bad-tempered ill-tempered crabbed
Related terms: ill-natured
9. [ adjective ] perversely irritable
Synonyms: fussy crabbed crabby grouchy grumpy ill-tempered bad-tempered
Related terms: ill-natured
10. [ verb ] fold so as to resemble a cross

"she crossed her legs"

Related terms: uncross fold
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 349
12. [ verb ] trace a line through or across

"cross your `t'"

Related terms: write crisscross
13. [ verb ] to cover or extend over an area or time period
Synonyms: span sweep traverse

"Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres" "The novel spans three centuries"

Related terms: cover sweep
14. [ noun ] any affliction that causes great suffering
Synonyms: crown_of_thorns

"that is his cross to bear" "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

Related terms: affliction thwart
15. [ verb ] breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
Synonyms: hybridize interbreed hybridise crossbreed

"cross a horse and a donkey" "Mendel tried crossbreeding" "these species do not interbreed"

Related terms: breed miscegenation hybrid hybridization hybrid
16. [ noun ] (biology,genetics) 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
Synonyms: crossbreed hybrid

"a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

Related terms: life_form crossbred dihybrid monohybrid crossbreed
17. [ verb ] meet and pass

"the trains crossed"

Related terms: intersect decussate
18. [ noun ] (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
Synonyms: hybridisation crossbreeding crossing interbreeding hybridizing hybridization
Related terms: coupling reciprocal dihybrid_cross test-cross monohybrid_cross genetics crossbreed
Similar spelling:   crosse