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Noun: crossing  kró-sing
  1. Travelling across
  2. The shallow area of a river or stream where it can be crossed without a bridge
    - ford
  3. A point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
  4. A junction where one street or road crosses another
    - intersection, crossroad, crossway [N. Amer], carrefour
  5. A path (often marked) where something (as a street or railway) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
    - crosswalk [N. Amer], crossover, pedestrian crossing
  6. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    - hybridization, hybridisation [Brit], crossbreeding, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing, hybridising [Brit]
  7. A voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
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 [informal], spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk [informal], scupper [informal]
  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

Derived forms: crossings

Type of: body of water, breed, come across, conjugation, continue, coupling, cover, encounter, extend, fold, fold up, forbid, foreclose, forestall, junction, mating, meet, pairing, pass, path, point, preclude, prevent, run across, run into, see, sexual union, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn], turn up, union, voyage, water, write

Antonym: uncross

Part of: road, route, stream, watercourse

Encyclopedia: Crossing, William

Cross, Michael