Dictionary Results for cross|
1. cross - noun
· a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
Hypernym(s): structure, construction
2. cross - noun
· a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
Synonym(s): crisscross, mark
3. cross - noun
· a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
4. cross - noun
· any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
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
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, 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, pass_over, get_over, get_across, cut_through, cut_across
8. cross - verb
· meet at a point
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, frustrate, baffle, bilk
Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
10. cross - verb
· fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"
Hypernym(s): fold, fold_up, turn_up
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): traverse, span, sweep
Hypernym(s): cover, continue, extend
12. cross - verb
· meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
Hypernym(s): intersect, cross
13. cross - verb
· trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"
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, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed
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): transverse, transversal, thwartwise
16. cross - adjective
· annoyed and irritable
Synonym(s): crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered
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