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cross

cross

 
pronunciation:
kraws
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a symbol or structure formed by a vertical line or pole intersecting a horizontal one.
 
similar words:
ankh, crisscross, crucifix, cruciform, crux ansata, rood
definition 2: such a structure upon which persons once were put to death.
synonyms:
crucifix
definition 3: a sign, insignia, or monument in the form of a cross, esp. that signifying the Christian religion.
 
synonyms:
crucifix, rood
similar words:
crucifixion, cruciform
definition 4: an affliction or trying circumstance.
synonyms:
adversity, affliction, burden, crucible, distress, ordeal, sorrow, suffering, trial, tribulation
similar words:
difficulty, illness, millstone, misery, misfortune, mishap, pain, problem, trouble, worry
definition 5: a combination of two things resulting in a product or offspring having characteristics of both; hybrid.
synonyms:
crossbred, crossbreed, hybrid
similar words:
blend, combination, combo, conglomerate, mix, mongrel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crossed, crosses, crossing
definition 1: to move across.
Let's cross the street.
synonyms:
go across, move across, traverse
similar words:
advance, crisscross, cut across, ford, intersect, pass, ply, travel, walk
definition 2: to place in a crossed position.
Don't cross your arms.
synonyms:
fold
similar words:
interlace, intertwine, span, twist
definition 3: to pass across or intersect.
The bridge crossed the highway.
synonyms:
intersect, meet
similar words:
bisect, connect, cut, join, link, traverse
definition 4: to mark off or eliminate, as from a list (usu. fol. by out or off).
We crossed out a number of names.
synonyms:
expunge, scratch
similar words:
cancel, delete, destroy, edit, efface, eliminate, erase, obliterate, omit, remove
definition 5: to make the devotional sign of the cross on, in reference to Jesus Christ and the Christian Trinity.
She crossed herself before she approached the altar.
similar words:
bless
definition 6: to attempt to hinder by opposing.
synonyms:
antagonize, contradict, foil, oppose, resist
similar words:
block, challenge, hinder, impede, obstruct, prevent, stop, thwart
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move from one side to another.
synonyms:
cut across, traverse
similar words:
advance, move, pass, proceed, travel, walk
definition 2: to pass across or intersect something.
The path crosses right here.
synonyms:
converge, intersect, join, meet
similar words:
connect, link, traverse
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: crosser, crossest
definition 1: in an ill humor.
He's very cross today, so don't bother him.
synonyms:
bad-humored, bad-tempered, choleric, cranky, disagreeable, grouchy, petulant, testy
similar words:
angry, churlish, grumpy, ill, ill-natured, irascible, irritable, mad, short-tempered
definition 2: antagonistic or contrary.
We are working at cross purposes.
synonyms:
adverse, antagonistic, contrary, opposite
similar words:
ill
definition 3: passing or placed across.
synonyms:
crisscross, intersecting, passing, transverse
similar words:
oblique, slantwise, traverse
Word Builder: cross +
  • crosswalk:
    a part of the road that is marked off for people to cross on foot.
  • cross-eyed:
    having both eyes pointing in toward the nose.
  • crossroad:
    a road that crosses another road.
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