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Verb: cross  krós
  1. Travel across or pass over
    "The caravan crossed almost 100 miles each day";
    - traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
     
  2. Meet at a point
    "The roads cross under the bridge";
    - intersect
     
  3. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "cross your opponent";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk
     
  4. Fold so as to resemble a cross
    "she crossed her legs"
     
  5. To cover or extend over an area or time period
    "Rivers cross the valley floor";
    - traverse, span, sweep
     
  6. Meet and pass
    "the trains crossed"
     
  7. Trace a line through or across
    "cross your 't'"
     
  8. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
    "cross a horse and a donkey";
    - crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise [Brit], interbreed
Adjective: cross (crosser,crossest)  krós
  1. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
    "cross members should be all steel";
    - transverse, transversal, thwartwise
     
  2. Annoyed and irritable
    "The cross little girls of today are the crabby old women of tomorrow!";
    - crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, arsey [Brit]
Noun: cross  krós
  1. A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
     
  2. A marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    - crisscross, mark
     
  3. Any affliction that causes great suffering
    "that is his cross to bear";
    - crown of thorns
     
  4. (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
    "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey";
    - hybrid, crossbreed
     
  5. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    - hybridization, hybridisation [Brit], crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing, hybridising [Brit]
     
  6. (soccer) a kick in which the ball passes from one side of the pitch towards the centre
Noun: Cross  krós
  1. A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Sounds like: croons, kroonss, cross

Derived forms: crossed, crossing, crosser, crossest, crosses

See also: crosswise, double cross, ill-natured

Type of: affliction, being, breed, come across, conjugation, construction, continue, coupling, cover, emblem, encounter, extend, fold, fold up, forbid, foreclose, forestall, go across, go through, marking, mating, meet, organism, pairing, pass, preclude, prevent, run across, run into, see, sexual union, structure, turn up, union, write

Antonym: uncross

Encyclopedia: Cross, Somerset