Associations to the word «Cross»

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CROSS, noun. A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other.
CROSS, noun. (heraldiccharge) Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.
CROSS, noun. A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).
CROSS, noun. (usually with the) The cross on which Christ was crucified.
CROSS, noun. A hand gesture made by Catholics in imitation of the shape of the Cross.
CROSS, noun. (Christianity) A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion.
CROSS, noun. (figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross) A difficult situation that must be endured.
CROSS, noun. The act of going across; the act of passing from one side to the other
CROSS, noun. (biology) An animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.
CROSS, noun. (by extension) A hybrid of any kind.
CROSS, noun. (boxing) A hook thrown over the opponent's punch.
CROSS, noun. (football) A pass in which the ball travels from by one touchline across the pitch.
CROSS, noun. A place where roads intersect and lead off in four directions; a crossroad (common in UK and Irish place names such as Gerrards Cross).
CROSS, noun. A monument that marks such a place. (Also common in UK or Irish place names such as Charing Cross)
CROSS, noun. (obsolete) A coin stamped with the figure of a cross, or that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general.
CROSS, noun. (obsolete) (Ireland) Church lands.
CROSS, noun. A line drawn across or through another line.
CROSS, noun. (surveying) An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.
CROSS, noun. A pipe-fitting with four branches whose axes usually form a right angle.
CROSS, noun. (Rubik's Cube) Four edge cubies of one side that are in their right places, forming the shape of a cross.
CROSS, adjective. Transverse; lying across the main direction.
CROSS, adjective. (archaic) Opposite, opposed to.
CROSS, adjective. (now rare) Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for.
CROSS, adjective. Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.
CROSS, adjective. Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged.
CROSS, preposition. (archaic) across
CROSS, preposition. Cross product of the previous vector and the following vector.
CROSS, verb. To make or form a cross.
CROSS, verb. To place across or athwart; to cause to intersect.
CROSS, verb. To lay or draw something across, such as a line.
CROSS, verb. To mark with an X.
CROSS, verb. To write lines at right angles.W
CROSS, verb. (reflexive) (to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.
CROSS, verb. To move relatively.
CROSS, verb. (transitive) To go from one side of (something) to the other.
CROSS, verb. (intransitive) To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.
CROSS, verb. (transitive) To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.
CROSS, verb. (sports) Relative movement by a player or of players.
CROSS, verb. (cricket) (reciprocally) Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.
CROSS, verb. (football) To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.
CROSS, verb. (rugby) To score a try.
CROSS, verb. (social) To oppose.
CROSS, verb. (transitive) To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.
CROSS, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To interfere and cut off; to debar.
CROSS, verb. (legal) To conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness.
CROSS, verb. (biology) To cross-fertilize or crossbreed.
CROSS, verb. To stamp or mark a cheque in such a way as to prevent it being cashed, thus requiring it to be deposited into a bank account.
CROSS, proper noun. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road
CROSS A BRIDGE BEFORE ONE COMES TO IT, verb. To worry about a future situation despite being as yet unable to act on it.
CROSS ACTION, noun. (legal) countersuit
CROSS AISLE, noun. A transept; the lateral divisions of a cruciform church.
CROSS AND PILE, noun. (UK) (obsolete) The game of wagering money on heads or tails.
CROSS ASSEMBLER, noun. (computing) An assembler that generates code for a platform other than the one it runs on.
CROSS ASSEMBLERS, noun. Plural of cross assembler
CROSS AXLE, noun. A shaft, windlass, or roller, worked by levers at opposite ends, as in the copperplate printing press.
CROSS AXLE, noun. A driving axle with cranks set at an angle of 90° with each other.
CROSS BAT, noun. (cricket) The bat, when swung in a horizontal arc.
CROSS BAT, adjective. (cricket) Of a shot played with a cross bat.
CROSS BIKE, noun. A hybrid bicycle intended for general recreational and utility use, usually with flat handlebars.
CROSS BIKES, noun. Plural of cross bike
CROSS BORDER, adjective. Alternative spelling of cross-border
CROSS BORDER, adverb. Alternative spelling of cross-border
CROSS BORE, noun. An intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility resulting in direct contact between the transactions of the utilities that compromises the integrity of either utility or underground structure.
CROSS BOTTONY, noun. (heraldiccharge) A cross having each arm terminating in three rounded lobes, forming a sort of trefoil.
CROSS CAP, noun. Alternative spelling of cross-cap
CROSS CAPS, noun. Plural of cross cap
CROSS CHANNEL, adjective. Alternative spelling of cross-channel
CROSS CHANNEL, noun. A minor channel connecting two larger channels running parallel to each other
CROSS CHANNEL, noun. A cross- current
CROSS CHANNELS, noun. Plural of cross channel
CROSS CHECK, noun. (ice hockey) An illegal maneuver whereby an ice hockey player hits and pushes another player with their ice hockey stick while holding the stick with both hands, with no part of the hockey stick touching the ice surface.
CROSS CHECK, verb. (ice hockey) To perform a cross check.
CROSS CHECKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of cross check
CROSS CHECKING, verb. Present participle of cross check
CROSS CHECKS, noun. Plural of cross check
CROSS CHECKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cross check
CROSS COMPILER, noun. (computing) A compiler that generates code for a platform other than the one it runs on.
CROSS COMPILERS, noun. Plural of cross compiler
CROSS COUNTRY, noun. (sports) A running sport popular in US high schools, colleges, etc. where participants race over varying terrain (e.g. golf courses, roads, etc.) in approximately 5 - 10K races. Abbreviated XC.
CROSS COUNTRY, noun. A phase of the equestrian sport of three day eventing, which the horse and rider travel over varied terrain and jump natural obstacles.
CROSS COUNTRY, noun. Flight between two points or aerodromes using navigational techniques.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, noun. Alternative spelling of cross-country skiing
CROSS COVER VERSION, noun. Music. A rerecording of a song by an artist who is of the opposite sex of the original artist.
CROSS COVER VERSIONS, noun. Plural of cross cover version
CROSS CROSSLET, noun. (heraldiccharge) A cross with the ends of each arm crossed.
CROSS DOWEL, noun. A round rod of metal with a perpendicular threaded hole passing through its side and a thin shallow slot at the top that allows for turning it with a screwdriver when fit inside the workpiece.
CROSS EXAMINATION, noun. (legal): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness, while testifying, called by one party's attorney by the attorney opposed to said party.
CROSS EXAMINATION, noun. By extension, any process in which a person is subject to questioning.
CROSS EXAMINATIONS, noun. Plural of cross examination
CROSS EXAMINE, verb. To subject a person to a cross examination; to question a person intensely.
CROSS EXAMINED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of cross examine
CROSS EXAMINES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cross examine
CROSS EXAMINING, verb. Present participle of cross examine
CROSS FILE, noun. A double convex file, used in dressing out the arms or crosses of fine wheels.
CROSS FLORY, noun. (heraldiccharge) A cross with the ends of the arms flory, having a shape like a fleur-de-lys.
CROSS HANDLE, noun. A handle attached transversely to the axis of a tool, as in the augur.
CROSS JOIN, noun. (computing) (databases) A join that returns a Cartesian product.
CROSS JOINS, noun. Plural of cross join
CROSS JUNCTION, noun. In a railroad, a location where two tracks cross, without switches, as where different roads intersect.
CROSS JUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of cross junction
CROSS LOTS, prepositional phrase. Across the fields; by way of a shortcut.
CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE, verb. (idiomatic) added to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one said
CROSS OF GOLD, noun. A public policy which puts the interests of the rich ahead of those of the poor.
CROSS OF LORRAINE, noun. A cross consisting of a vertical bar intersected by a shorter horizontal one above its midpoint, and again by another horizontal bar half the length of the first, intersecting the vertical bar midway between the larger horizontal bar and the top of the vertical bar: ☨
CROSS OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.
CROSS OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To finish; to mark something as complete.
CROSS ONE'S ARMS, verb. To link one's arms together across one's chest.
CROSS ONE'S FINGERS, verb. To put the middle finger across the index finger, especially when wishing for luck or when telling a lie (and attempting to escape the moral and other consequence of that lie).
CROSS ONE'S HEART, verb. To attest to the truthfulness of an associated statement.
CROSS ONESELF, verb. To make the sign of the cross
CROSS OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To strike out; to draw a line through.
CROSS OVER, adjective. Alternative form of crossover
CROSS OVER, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To pass from one side or area, physical or abstract, to another.
CROSS OVER, verb. (euphemistic) To die.
CROSS PATHS, verb. (idiomatic) (said of two things) To be, by chance, in the same physical place at the same time, as a result of two completely separate journeys.
CROSS PATTÉE, noun. Any of several forms of cross whose arms are narrow at the center and broad at the extremities
CROSS PEEN HAMMER, noun. A hammer with a blade-like peen at right angles to the haft, used by carpenters.
CROSS PRODUCT, noun. (vector) A vector product.
CROSS PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of cross product
CROSS PURPOSE, noun. Alternative form of cross-purpose
CROSS PURPOSES, noun. Plural of cross purpose
CROSS SEA, noun. (nautical) a sea whose current runs contrary to that of the wind
CROSS SEAS, noun. Plural of cross sea
CROSS SECTION, noun. A section formed by a plane cutting through an object, usually at right angles to an axis.
CROSS SECTION, noun. (mathematics) (statistics) A sample meant to be representative of a whole population.
CROSS SECTION, noun. (physics) The probability that a particular nuclear reaction will take place.
CROSS SECTIONS, noun. Plural of cross section
CROSS SOMEONE'S PALM, verb. (idiomatic) To pay for a good or service.
CROSS SOMEONE'S PALM WITH SILVER, verb. Alternative form of cross someone's palm
CROSS SOMEONE'S PATH, verb. (idiomatic) To meet someone by chance.
CROSS SOMEONE'S PATH, verb. (idiomatic) To oppose someone's plans.
CROSS SPIDER, noun. The European garden spider, Araneus diadematus.
CROSS SWORDS, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see cross,‎ sword., to place or hold two swords so they cross each other.
CROSS SWORDS, verb. To fight with someone; to duel.
CROSS SWORDS, verb. (idiomatic) To quarrel or argue with someone; to have a dispute with someone.
CROSS SWORDS, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) For males, to urinate simultaneously such that the streams intersect.
CROSS TAB, noun. (statistics) A cross tabulation
CROSS TABS, noun. Plural of cross tab
CROSS TABULATION, noun. (statistics) A presentation of data about categorical variable in a tabular form to aid in identifying a relationship between the variables.
CROSS TABULATIONS, noun. Plural of cross tabulation
CROSS TALK, noun. Alternative spelling of crosstalk
CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN ONE COMES TO IT, verb. (idiomatic) To deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.
CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN ONE GETS THERE, verb. Alternative form of cross that bridge when one comes to it
CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN ONE GETS TO IT, verb. Alternative form of cross that bridge when one comes to it
CROSS THE AISLE, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (politics) To vote, unite, or otherwise co-operate with members of another political party in order to achieve governmental or political action.
CROSS THE AISLE, verb. (chiefly British and Canada) (idiomatic) (politics) Of a member of a parliament, to resign from one's political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one's currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one's new party.
CROSS THE FLOOR, verb. (UK) (politics) (of a member of a parliament) To vote against one’s own political party in parliament.
CROSS THE FLOOR, verb. (UK) (informal) (politics) (of a member of a parliament) To resign from one’s political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one’s currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one’s new party.
CROSS THE LINE, verb. To cross the equator, as a vessel at sea.
CROSS THE LINE, verb. (idiomatic) To overstep a boundary, rule, or limit; to go too far or do something unacceptable.
CROSS THE LINE, verb. (cinematography) to film from the opposite side of an imaginary axis on set in order to view the actors from the opposite direction.
CROSS THE RUBICON, verb. (idiomatic) To make an irreversible decision or to take an action with consequences.
CROSS TRAINING, noun. High intensity training using a variety of different exercise disciplines including, but not limited to, weight lifting, cardio and flexibility.
CROSS VAULT, noun. (architecture) A vault resulting from the intersection of two barrel-vaults crossing in a right angle. Its thrusts are concentrated along the groins or arrises and eventually at the four corners
CROSS VAULTS, noun. Plural of cross vault
CROSS WRITE, verb. (obsolete) to write across a page, then turn to paper 90 degrees and overwrite. (Used to lessen the cost of postage when costs of a letter were based on weight)

Dictionary definition

CROSS, noun. A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
CROSS, noun. A marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
CROSS, noun. A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry.
CROSS, noun. Any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns".
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".
CROSS, noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
CROSS, verb. Travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day".
CROSS, verb. Meet at a point.
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".
CROSS, verb. Fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs".
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".
CROSS, verb. Meet and pass; "the trains crossed".
CROSS, verb. Trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'".
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".
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".
CROSS, adjective. Annoyed and irritable.

Wise words

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