Dictionary Results for Cross


1. Cross - noun

· a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

Synonym(s): cross

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




2. Cross - noun

· a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Synonym(s): crisscross, cross, mark

Hypernym(s): marking




3. Cross - noun

· a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Hypernym(s): emblem




4. Cross - noun

· any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

Synonym(s): cross, crown_of_thorns

Hypernym(s): affliction




5. Cross - 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; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

Synonym(s): hybrid, crossbreed, cross

Hypernym(s): organism, being




6. Cross - noun

· (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Synonym(s): hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing

Hypernym(s): coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual_union




7. Cross - verb

· travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Synonym(s): traverse, track, cover, cross, pass_over, get_over, get_across, cut_through, cut_across

Hypernym(s): pass




8. Cross - verb

· meet at a point

Synonym(s): intersect, cross

Hypernym(s): meet, run_into, encounter, run_across, come_across, see




9. Cross - verb

· hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Synonym(s): thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




10. Cross - verb

· fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

Synonym(s): cross

Hypernym(s): fold, fold_up, turn_up

Antonym(s): uncross




11. Cross - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): cross, traverse, span, sweep

Hypernym(s): cover, continue, extend




12. Cross - verb

· meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

Synonym(s): cross

Hypernym(s): intersect, cross




13. Cross - verb

· trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"

Synonym(s): cross

Hypernym(s): write




14. Cross - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed

Hypernym(s): breed




15. Cross - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): cross, transverse, transversal, thwartwise




16. Cross - adjective

· annoyed and irritable

Synonym(s): crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered





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