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Definitions of cross

  1.   ( genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  2.   a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry
  3.   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.
  4.   To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
  5.   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"
  6.   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.
  7.   To lie or be athwart; to pass from side to side directly or obliquely.
  8.   To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
  9.   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.
  10.   To be athwart.
  11.   meet and pass; " the trains crossed"
  12.   A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above.
  13.   To interfere and cut off; to debar.
  14.   Church lands.
  15.   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.
  16.   A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.
  17.   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.
  18.   the act of mixing different breeds of animals
  19.   Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.
  20.   any affliction that causes great suffering; " that is his cross to bear"; " he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
  21.   The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write.
  22.   An ancient instrument of torture and death, consisting of two crossed timbers, on which the condemned were fastened.
  23.   An organism produced by the mating of parents of different breeds.
  24.   A mixing of breeds; an animal of mixed breed.
  25.   Transverse; adverse; peevish.
  26.   A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind.
  27.   To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.
  28.   To put, or draw, across; cancel; pass; oppose; obstruct; make the sign of the cross upon.
  29.   marking consisting of crossing lines
  30.   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"
  31.   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"
  32.   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.
  33.   To be inconsistent.
  34.   Crossly.
  35.   A line drawn across or through another line.
  36.   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.
  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.
  38.   trace a line through or across; " cross your ` t'"
  39.   An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.
  40.   Athwart; across.
  41.   Oblique; transverse; obstructing; adverse; peevish or ill- humoured.
  42.   To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.
  43.   Any figure in the shape of a cross, + or X.
  44.   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.
  45.   a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  46.   To place or move across; traverse; intersect; cancel ( cross off or out); obstruct; contradict; irritate.
  47.   To make the sign of the cross upon.
  48.   To mix with a different variety.
  49.   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.
  50.   fold so as to resemble a cross; " she crossed her legs"
  51.   Not parallel; fretful; peevish.
  52.   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.
  53.   Ill- tempered; peevish.
  54.   to cover a wide area; " Rivers traverse the valley floor", " The parking lot spans 3 acres"
  55.   To lay a thwaart; pass over; mark with a cross; obstruct or annoy.
  56.   Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.
  57.   Lying across: transverse: oblique: opposite: adverse: illtempered: interchanged.
  58.   To lie or be athwart.
  59.   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.
  60.   Something endured for Christ's sake; trial; tribulation.
  61.   The crucifixion of Christ; the Atonement.
  62.   Transverse: falling athwart: opposite; adverse; perverse; untractable; peevish; interchanged; of a cross breed.
  63.   A mark resembling a cross.
  64.   A pipe- fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle.
  65.   meet at a point
  66.   To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
  67.   To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.
  68.   hinder or prevent ( the efforts, plans, or desires) of; " What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; " foil your opponent"
  69.   Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse.
  70.   To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t.
  71.   Crossness.
  72.   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.
  73.   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.
  74.   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.
  75.   Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune.
  76.   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"
  77.   To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.
  78.   perversely irritable

Quotes of cross

  1. Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  2. Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  3. My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England. – Roger Bannister
  4. There's been a deliberate and systematic effort to convey to countries around the world, friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there's a price to pay. – Sandy Berger
  5. I meditate and do yoga. I sit cross -legged and try not to levitate too much. – Jeremy Brett
  6. My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross unkind word from my father. – Johnny Cash
  7. Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school. – Jacques Derrida
  8. Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. – James Patterson
  9. I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition. – Samuel Pepys
  10. Yes, I definitely believe that it has some good cross -platform properties. Object orientation was one of the techniques I used to make Python platform independent. – Guido van Rossum
  11. Who made these laws? That's what I want to know. So that's why I wear two crosses now. I call it double cross I believe in God -not religion. – Ja Rule
  12. The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn. – David Russell
  13. We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan, give up their military threat, and instead let us together open the door to cross -Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations. – Chen Shui-bian
  14. There are so many exceptions to free speech: child pornography, cross burning, libel, fighting words. – Cliff Stearns
  15. I think of the Replacements only when they're brought up to me. For two years, I'm at home, they don't really cross my mind. I still hear them on the radio. I'm not ashamed of anything we did. – Paul Westerberg

Usage examples for cross

  1. Never let such a thing cross your mind, let alone your lips again, you dear best of sisters. ” – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. And then, she added, what a comfort it will be if any of them are cross or rude, to think, 'I'm glad I don't know that they are mine. ” – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  3. “ I am cross with you, there! ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  4. Why do you cross me to- day? ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  5. The moon at the cross roads? ” – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  6. But, whatever the luck, we must cross – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  7. “ Father'll be awfully cross – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  8. “ " I'm very cross No you aren't, my love! ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  9. It doesn't make me cross to hear of a place where people are kind and friendly. ” – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  10. Of course they gave him the Cross – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  11. “ I was cross to him. ” – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  12. Though the ancient post, and the modern cross might succeed each other, yet this difference was between them, one stood at a distance from the town, the other stands near its centre. ” – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  13. Your husband came home cross to- night. ” – How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  14. “ No wonder he was cross – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  15. 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.
  16. Seeing the benevolent Cavendish would not be denied, Thaddeus took his hat, and with harassed spirits walked down the lane towards Charing Cross – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  17. Cross my heart to die! ” – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  18. “ " I don't mean to be cross little girl. ” – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  19. Let's cross the draw. ” – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  20. She is rather cross and says I've come to the wrong door. ” – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair

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