HyperDic: cross

English > 16 senses of the word cross / Cross:
VERBmotioncross, traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrosstravel across or pass over
motioncross, intersectmeet / meet at a point
socialcross, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
motioncrossfold so as to resemble a cross
stativecross, traverse, span, sweepto cover or extend over an area or time period
motioncrossmeet / meet and pass
creationcrosstrace a line through or across
contactcross, crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreedbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
NOUNartifactcrossa wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
attributecross, crisscross, marka marking that consists of lines that cross each other
artifactCrossa representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified
statecross, crown of thornsany affliction that causes great suffering
animalcross, hybrid, crossbreed(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock
actcross, hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
ADJECTIVEallcross, transverse, transversal, thwartwiseextending or lying across
allcross, crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedannoyed and irritable
cross / Cross > pronunciation
Soundskrao's
Rhymesacross ... toss: 21 rhymes with aos...
English > cross: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExtending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.
Example"cross members should be all steel"
Synonymstransverse, transversal, thwartwise
Broadercrosswiselying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction
Spanishoblicuo, transversal, transverso
Catalanoblic, transgressió, transversal
English > cross: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAnnoyed and irritable.
Synonymscrabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanisháspero, cascarrabias, gruñón, hosco, irritable, malhumorada, malhumorado, refunfuñón
Catalanbutzinaire, esquerp, malhumorat, malhumorós, rondinador, rondinaire
Nounscrossnessa disposition to be ill-tempered
Adverbscrosslyin an ill-natured manner
English > cross: 16 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
English > cross: 16 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
Synonymscrisscross, mark
BroadermarkingA pattern of marks
Spanishcruz, entramado, marca
Catalancreu, entramat, marca
Verbscrosstrace a line through or across
English > Cross: 16 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity / Christianity or in heraldry.
NarrowerCalvary cross, cross of CalvaryA Latin cross set on three steps
Celtic crossA Latin cross with a ring surrounding the intersection
Greek crossA cross with each of the four arms the same length
Jerusalem crossA cross with equal arms, each terminating in a small crossbar
Latin crossA cross with the lowest arm being longer than the others
Lorraine cross, cross of LorraineA cross with two crossbars, one above and one below the midpoint of the vertical, the lower longer than the upper
Maltese crossA cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center
St. Andrew's cross, saltireA cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length
crucifix, rood, rood-treerepresentation of the cross on which Jesus died
papal crossA cross with three crossbars
patriarchal crossA cross with two crossbars
tau cross, St. Anthony's crosscross resembling the Greek letter tau
Broaderemblemspecial design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
Spanishcruz
Catalancreu, Cross
English > cross: 16 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningAny affliction that causes great suffering.
Example"that is his cross to bear"
Synonymcrown of thorns
BroaderafflictionA state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
Verbscrosshinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
English > cross: 16 senses > noun 5, animal
Meaning(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species.
Example"a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
Synonymshybrid, crossbreed
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
NarrowerdihybridA hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each
monohybridA hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments / experiments with garden peas)
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Spanishcruce, híbrida, híbrido
Catalanencreuament, híbrid
Verbscrossbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
English > cross: 16 senses > noun 6, act
Meaning(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
Synonymshybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Narrowerdihybrid crosshybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid crosshybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments / experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocalhybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-crossA cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
Broadercoupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
Spanishcruce, cruza, hibridación, mestizaje
Catalanencreuament, hibridació
Verbscrossbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTravel across or pass over.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThese men cross the river
Synonymstraverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
Narrowerbridgecross over on a bridge
courseMove swiftly through or over
crisscrosscross in a pattern, often random
drive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
fordcross a river where it's shallow
hopTraverse as if by a short airplane trip
jaywalkcross the road at a red light
strideCover or traverse by taking long steps
trampcross on foot
walktraverse or cover by walking
Broaderpassgo across or through
Spanishatravesar, cruzar
Catalancreuar, travessar
Nounscrossinga voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
crossingtraveling across
crossinga path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningmeet / meet at a point.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelOur properties cross at this point; His fields cross mine at this point
Synonymintersect
Narrowercrossmeet / meet and pass
Broadermeet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, seeCome together
Spanishcruzarse, cruzar, intersecarse, intersecar, intersectar
Catalanencreuar-se, encreuar, intersecar-se, intersecar
Nounscrossinga junction where one street or road crosses another
crossinga point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot cross Sue
Synonymsthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
See alsodouble crossbetray by double-dealing
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
Nounscrossany affliction that causes great suffering
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningfold so as to resemble a cross.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"she crossed her legs"
Broaderfold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Oppositeuncrosschange from a crossed to an uncrossed position
Spanishcruzar
Catalanencreuar
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningTo cover or extend over an area or time period.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymstraverse, span, sweep
Broadercover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Spanishabarcar
Catalanabraçar, comprendre, encreuar-se
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningmeet / meet and pass.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the trains crossed"
Narrowerdecussatecross / cross or intersect so as to form a cross
Broaderintersect, crossmeet / meet at a point
Spanishcruzarse
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningtrace a line through or across.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"cross your 't'"
Broaderwritemark or trace on a surface
Nounscrossa marking that consists of lines that cross each other
English > cross: 16 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "cross a horse and a donkey"
  • "Mendel tried crossbreeding"
Synonymscrossbreed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed
Narrowerbackcrossmate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
BroaderbreedCause to procreate (animals)
Spanishcruzar, hibridizar
Nounscross(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock
crossing, cross(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

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