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cross (noun)
1.
a) a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution
b) often capitalized the cross on which Jesus was crucified
2.
a) - crucifixion
b) an affliction that tries one's virtue, steadfastness, or patience
3.
a cruciform sign made to invoke the blessing of Christ especially by touching the forehead, breast, and shoulders
4.
a) a device composed of an upright bar traversed by a horizontal one , specifically one used as a Christian symbol
b) capitalized the Christian religion
5.
a structure (as a monument) shaped like or surmounted by a cross
6.
a figure or mark formed by two intersecting lines at their midpoints - crossing , specifically such a mark used as a signature
7.
a cruciform badge, emblem, or decoration
8.
the intersection of two ways or lines - crossing
9.
- annoyance thwarting a cross in love
10.
a) an act of crossing dissimilar individuals
b) a individual or kind - crossbred
c) one that combines characteristics of two different types or individuals
11.
a) a fraudulent or dishonest contest
b) dishonest or illegal practices - used especially in the phrase on the cross
12.
a movement from one part of a theater stage to another
13.
a) a punch thrown over the opponent's lead in boxing
b) an attacking pass in soccer played across the field from one side to the other or to the middle
14.
a security transaction in which a broker acts for both buyer and seller (as in the placing of a large lot of common stock) - called also cross-trade
cross (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to lie or be situated across
b) - intersect
2.
to make the sign of the cross upon or over
3.
to cancel by marking a cross on or drawing a line through strike out - cross names off a list
4.
to place or fold one over the other - crosswise cross the arms
5.
a) (1) to run counter to - oppose
(2) to deny the validity of - contradict
b) to confront in a troublesome manner - obstruct
c) (1) to spoil completely - disrupt used with up his failure to appear crossed up the whole program
(2) to turn against - betray crossed me up on the deal
6.
a) to extend across or over - traverse a highway crossing the entire state
b) - reach attain only two crossed the finish line
c) to go from one side of to the other - cross a street crosses racial barriers
7.
a) to draw a line across
b) to mark or figure with lines - streak
8.
to cause (an animal or plant) to interbreed with one of a different kind - hybridize
9.
to meet and pass on the way - our letters must have crossed each other
10.
to occur to - it never crossed my mind
11.
intransitive verb
to carry or take across something - crossed the children at the intersection
1.
a) to move, pass, or extend across something - crossed through France crossed over to the other side of the river
b) to move or pass from one character, condition, or allegiance to another - used with over crossing over to vote for another party's candidate a musician who has crossed over from country to pop
2.
to lie or be athwart each other
3.
to meet in passing especially from opposite directions
4.
- interbreed hybridize
cross (adjective)
1.
a) lying across or athwart
b) moving across - cross traffic
2.
a) running counter - opposite
b) mutually opposed - cross purposes
3.
involving mutual interchange - reciprocal
4.
marked by typically transitory bad temper
5.
extending over or treating several groups, conditions, or classes - a cross sample from 25 colleges
6.
- crossbred hybrid
cross (preposition)
- across
cross (adverb)
not parallel - crisscross crosswise
Cross (biographical name)
Wilbur Lucius 1862–1948 Am. educ. & polit.
Cross (geographical name)
river 300 (483 ) Africa in Cameroon & Nigeria flowing & into Gulf of Guinea - miles kilometers W W SE W S
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
cross (adjective)
1.
being offspring produced by parents of different races, breeds, species, or genera
SYNONIMS:
cold-blooded ( coldblood), cross, crossbred, hybrid, mongrel
RELATED WORDS:
grade, half-bred; dihybrid, trihybrid; crossed, hybridized, interbred, outcrossed
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pedigreed ( pedigree); inbred, linebred, straightbred
blooded, full-blood, full-blooded, purebred, thoroughbred
cross (adjective)
2.
easily irritated or annoyed
SYNONIMS:
choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish
RELATED WORDS:
bearish, bilious, cantankerous, cross-grained, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, dyspeptic, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, off-color ( off-colored), ornery, querulous, snarly, surly; argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, fractious, fretful, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; huffy, pouty, sensitive, short, sulky, sullen, tetchy, thin-skinned, touchy; hot-blooded, passionate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
affable, companionable, cordial, extroverted ( extraverted), friendly, genial, gregarious, outgoing, sociable; agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, sweet, well-disposed; carefree, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, relaxed; forbearing, long-suffering, obliging, patient, stoic ( stoical), tolerant, uncomplaining, understanding
cross (noun)
1.
a test of faith, patience, or strength
SYNONIMS:
cross, crucible, fire, gauntlet ( gantlet), ordeal
RELATED WORDS:
baptism, initiation; adversity, affliction, asperity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, privation, tragedy, tribulation, trouble, vicissitude, woe; acid test, litmus test; challenge, complication, difficulty, grief, grievance, hardship, rigor; annoyance, discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance
cross (noun)
2.
an offspring of parents with different genes especially when of different races, breeds, species, or genera
SYNONIMS:
cross, crossbred, crossbreed, intercross, mongrel
RELATED WORDS:
mule; outcross; half-bred; mulatto
NEAR ANTONYMS:
full-blood, pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred
cross (verb)
1.
to be unfaithful or disloyal to
SYNONIMS:
backstab, cross, double-cross, sell (out), two-time
RELATED WORDS:
give away; inform (on), peach, rat (on), shop [], snitch (on), split (on) [], tell (on), turn in
NEAR ANTONYMS:
defend, guard, protect, safeguard, save, shield
stand by
cross (verb)
2.
to divide by passing through or across
SYNONIMS:
bisect, cross, cut
RELATED WORDS:
crisscross, decussate
cross (verb)
3.
to make one's way through, across, or over
SYNONIMS:
course, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travel
RELATED WORDS:
hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross
cross (verb)
4.
to enter the mind of
SYNONIMS:
come (to), cross, dawn (on), strike
RELATED WORDS:
recall, recollect, remember, reminisce; con, learn, memorize; appear, arrive, emerge, materialize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forget, unlearn; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
cross (verb)
to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it
SYNONIMS:
blue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)
RELATED WORDS:
blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppress
NEAR ANTONYMS:
stet
cross (verb)
to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
SYNONIMS:
blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiate
RELATED WORDS:
deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreck
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine
doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp
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