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cross - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cross

Definition
(noun) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
Definition
(noun) a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
Synonyms : crisscross , mark

Definition
(noun) a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
Definition
(noun) any affliction that causes great suffering
Synonyms : crown of thorns
Example Sentence
  • that is his cross to bear
  • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns

Definition
(noun) (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
Example Sentence
  • a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Definition
(noun) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
Definition
(verb) travel across or pass over
Example Sentence
  • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Definition
(verb) meet at a point
Synonyms : intersect

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , foil , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Definition
(verb) fold so as to resemble a cross
Example Sentence
  • she crossed her legs

Definition
(verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period
Synonyms : span , sweep , traverse
Example Sentence
  • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  • The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • The novel spans three centuries

Definition
(verb) meet and pass
Example Sentence
  • the trains crossed

Definition
(verb) trace a line through or across
Example Sentence
  • cross your `t'

Definition
(verb) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
Example Sentence
  • cross a horse and a donkey
  • Mendel tried crossbreeding
  • these species do not interbreed

Definition
(adj) extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
Example Sentence
  • cross members should be all steel
  • from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully
  • transversal vibrations
  • transverse colon

Definition
(adj) annoyed and irritable
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cross

you try typing "X"(a cross)..yu wu'd get a angry smiley .....
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by nikhilsuhas

after so much hardwork ,when ur teacher gives u a CROSS on ur answer sheet, u bcum angry, pissed off, loose ur sense of humour and decide to work even harder
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by mohit26041988

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