|1.||[ verb ] travel across or pass over|
|Synonyms:||cover cut_across traverse get_over pass_over cut_through get_across track|
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
|Related terms:||pass walk crisscross hop bridge ford stride tramp drive course jaywalk path crossing traverser traversal|
|2.||[ verb ] meet at a point|
|Related terms:||meet crossing|
|3.||[ adjective ] extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis|
|Synonyms:||transverse thwartwise transversal crossing|
"cross members should be all steel" "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully" "transversal vibrations" "transverse colon"
|4.||[ noun ] a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece|
|5.||[ noun ] marking consisting of crossing lines|
|Related terms:||marking score crisscross crisscross crisscross|
|6.||[ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of|
|Synonyms:||frustrate thwart foil bilk scotch baffle spoil queer|
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"
|Related terms:||prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration|
|7.||[ noun ] (Christianity) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry|
|Related terms:||emblem crucifix Lorraine_cross Greek_cross Celtic_cross St._Andrew's_cross Latin_cross Maltese_cross papal_cross patriarchal_cross Jerusalem_cross tau_cross Calvary_cross|
|8.||[ adjective ] perversely irritable|
|Synonyms:||fussy crabby grouchy grumpy bad-tempered ill-tempered crabbed|
|9.||[ adjective ] perversely irritable|
|Synonyms:||fussy crabbed crabby grouchy grumpy ill-tempered bad-tempered|
|10.||[ verb ] fold so as to resemble a cross|
"she crossed her legs"
|Related terms:||uncross fold|
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 349|
|12.||[ verb ] trace a line through or across|
"cross your `t'"
|Related terms:||write crisscross|
|13.||[ verb ] to cover or extend over an area or time period|
|Synonyms:||span sweep traverse|
"Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres" "The novel spans three centuries"
|Related terms:||cover sweep|
|14.||[ noun ] any affliction that causes great suffering|
"that is his cross to bear" "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
|Related terms:||affliction thwart|
|15.||[ verb ] breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties|
|Synonyms:||hybridize interbreed hybridise crossbreed|
"cross a horse and a donkey" "Mendel tried crossbreeding" "these species do not interbreed"
|Related terms:||breed miscegenation hybrid hybridization hybrid|
|16.||[ noun ] (biology,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"
|Related terms:||life_form crossbred dihybrid monohybrid crossbreed|
|17.||[ verb ] meet and pass|
"the trains crossed"
|Related terms:||intersect decussate|
|18.||[ noun ] (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids|
|Synonyms:||hybridisation crossbreeding crossing interbreeding hybridizing hybridization|
|Related terms:||coupling reciprocal dihybrid_cross test-cross monohybrid_cross genetics crossbreed|