crossing over to other side


[kraws, kros]
a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, used to execute persons in ancient times.
any object, figure, or mark resembling a cross, as two intersecting lines.
a mark resembling a cross, usually an X, made instead of a signature by a person unable to write.
the Cross, the cross upon which Jesus died.
a figure of the Cross as a Christian emblem, badge, etc.
the Cross as the symbol of Christianity.
a small cross with a human figure attached to it, as a representation of Jesus crucified; crucifix.
a sign made with the right hand by tracing the figure of a cross in the air or by touching the foreheard, chest, and shoulders, as an act of devotion.
a structure or monument in the form of a cross, set up for prayer, as a memorial, etc.
any of various conventional representations or modifications of the Christian emblem used symbolically or for ornament, as in heraldry or art: a Latin cross; a Maltese cross.
the crucifixion of Jesus as the culmination of His redemptive mission.
any suffering endured for Jesus' sake.
the teaching of redemption gained by Jesus' death.
the Christian religion, or those who accept it; Christianity; Christendom.
an opposition; thwarting; frustration.
any misfortune; trouble.
a crossing of animals or plants; a mixing of breeds.
an animal, plant, breed, etc., produced by crossing; crossbreed.
a person or thing that is intermediate in character between two others.
Boxing. a punch thrown across and over the lead of an opponent.
Older Slang. a contest the result of which is dishonestly arranged beforehand: Many of the onlookers, especially some who had bet heavily on Taylor, complained loudly that the fight was a “damnable cross.”
a crossing.
a place of crossing.
Plumbing. a four-way joint or connection.
Theater. an actor's movement from one area of a stage to another.
Also called cross-trade. Stock Exchange. an arrangement for the simultaneous sale and purchase of a block of stock handled by a single broker.
Machinery, spider ( def 6b ).
(initial capital letter) Astronomy, Southern Cross.
verb (used with object)
to move, pass, or extend from one side to the other side of (a street, river, etc.). traverse, span, bridge.
to put or draw (a line, lines, etc.) across.
to cancel by marking with a cross or with a line or lines (often followed by off or out ).
to mark with a cross.
to lie or pass across; intersect.
to meet and pass.
to transport across something.
to assist or guide (a person) across a street or intersection: The guard crossed the child at the traffic light.
to place in the form of a cross or crosswise.
Biology. to cause (members of different genera, species, breeds, varieties, or the like) to interbreed.
to oppose openly; thwart; frustrate. baffle, foil; contradict. aid, assist, help.
Slang. to betray; double-cross.
to make the sign of a cross upon or over, as in devotion: to cross oneself.
Nautical. to set (a yard) in proper position on a mast.
Obsolete. to confront in a hostile manner.
verb (used without object)
to lie or be athwart; intersect.
to move, pass, or extend from one side or place to another: Cross at the intersection.
to meet and pass.
to interbreed.
Theater. to move from one side of the stage to the other, especially by passing downstage of another actor.
adjective, crosser, crossest.
angry and annoyed; ill-humored; snappish: Don't be cross with me. petulant, fractious, irascible, waspish, crabbed, churlish, sulky, cantankerous, cranky, ill-tempered, impatient, irritable, fretful, touchy, testy. good-natured, good-humored; agreeable.
lying or passing crosswise or across each other; athwart; transverse: cross timbers.
involving a reciprocal action, interchange, or the like: a cross-endorsement of political candidates; cross-marketing of related services.
contrary; opposite: They were at cross purposes with each other.
adverse; unfavorable.
crossbred; hybrid.
Verb phrases
cross over,
Biology. (of a chromosome segment) to undergo crossing over.
to switch allegiance, as from one political party to another.
to change successfully from one field of endeavor, genre, etc., to another: to cross over from jazz to rock.
to die; pass away.
Also, cross over to the other side.
cross up,
to change arrangements made with; deceive: He crossed me up after we had agreed to tell the police the same story.
to confuse: I was supposed to meet him at the station, but got crossed up.
bear one's cross, to accept trials or troubles patiently.
cross one's heart. heart ( def 24 ).
cross one's mind. mind ( def 37 ).
cross one's path. path ( def 7 ).
cross someone's palm (with silver), to give money to, especially in payment for a service: I shall tell your fortune, but you must first cross my palm with silver.
cross the line. line1 ( def 68 ).
on the cross, Older Slang. in a dishonest manner; illegally: Her elegant clothes and those two splendid rings had been acquired on the cross.
take the cross, to make the vows of a crusader.

before 1000; Middle English, late Old English cros < Old Norse kross < Old Irish cros (< British Celtic) < Latin crux; see crux

crossable, adjective
crossability, noun
recross, verb
uncrossable, adjective

49. Cross, ill-natured, peevish, sullen refer to being in a bad mood or ill temper. Cross means temporarily in an irritable or fretful state, and somewhat angry: He gave her a cross reply and walked out of the room. Ill-natured implies a more permanent condition, without definite cause, and means unpleasant, unkind, inclined to snarl or be spiteful: an ill-natured dog; ill-natured spite. Peevish means complaining and snappish: She's acting like a peevish child again. Sullen suggests a kind of glowering silent gloominess and means refusing to speak because of bad humor, anger, or a sense of injury or resentment: I know I haven't called, but why are you suddenly so sullen and vindictive? Unabridged
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cross (krɒs)
1.  a structure or symbol consisting essentially of two intersecting lines or pieces at right angles to one another
2.  a wooden structure used as a means of execution, consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece to which people were nailed or tied
3.  a representation of the Cross used as an emblem of Christianity or as a reminder of Christ's death
4.  any mark or shape consisting of two intersecting lines, esp such a symbol (×) used as a signature, point of intersection, error mark, etc
5.  a sign representing the Cross made either by tracing a figure in the air or by touching the forehead, breast, and either shoulder in turn
6.  any conventional variation of the Christian symbol, used emblematically, decoratively, or heraldically, such as a Maltese, tau, or Greek cross
7.  heraldry any of several charges in which one line crosses or joins another at right angles
8.  a cruciform emblem awarded to indicate membership of an order or as a decoration for distinguished service
9.  (sometimes capital) Christianity or Christendom, esp as contrasted with non-Christian religions: Cross and Crescent
10.  the place in a town or village where a cross has been set up
11.  a pipe fitting, in the form of a cross, for connecting four pipes
12.  biology
 a.  the process of crossing; hybridization
 b.  an individual produced as a result of this process
13.  a mixture of two qualities or types: he's a cross between a dictator and a saint
14.  an opposition, hindrance, or misfortune; affliction (esp in the phrase bear one's cross)
15.  slang a match or game in which the outcome has been rigged
16.  slang a fraud or swindle
17.  boxing a straight punch delivered from the side, esp with the right hand
18.  football the act or an instance of kicking or passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field
19.  on the cross
 a.  diagonally
 b.  slang dishonestly
20.  (sometimes foll by over) to move or go across (something); traverse or intersect: we crossed the road
21.  a.  to meet and pass: the two trains crossed
 b.  (of each of two letters in the post) to be dispatched before receipt of the other
22.  (tr; usually foll by out, off, or through) to cancel with a cross or with lines; delete
23.  (tr) to place or put in a form resembling a cross: to cross one's legs
24.  (tr) to mark with a cross or crosses
25.  (Brit) (tr) to draw two parallel lines across the face of (a cheque) and so make it payable only into a bank account
26.  (tr)
 a.  to trace the form of the Cross, usually with the thumb or index finger upon (someone or something) in token of blessing
 b.  to make the sign of the Cross upon (oneself)
27.  (intr) (of telephone lines) to interfere with each other so that three or perhaps four callers are connected together at one time
28.  to cause fertilization between (plants or animals of different breeds, races, varieties, etc)
29.  (tr) to oppose the wishes or plans of; thwart: his opponent crosses him at every turn
30.  football to kick or pass (the ball) from a wing to the middle of the field
31.  (tr) nautical to set (the yard of a square sail) athwartships
32.  cross a bridge when one comes to it to deal with matters, problems, etc, as they arise; not to anticipate difficulties
33.  cross one's fingers to fold one finger across another in the hope of bringing good luck: keep your fingers crossed
34.  cross one's heart to promise or pledge, esp by making the sign of a cross over one's heart
35.  cross one's mind to occur to one briefly or suddenly
36.  cross someone's palm to give someone money
37.  cross someone's path to meet or thwart someone
38.  cross swords to argue or fight
39.  angry; ill-humoured; vexed
40.  lying or placed across; transverse: a cross timber
41.  involving interchange; reciprocal
42.  contrary or unfavourable
43.  another word for crossbred
44.  a Brit slang word for dishonest
[Old English cros, from Old Irish cross (unattested), from Latin crux; see crux]

Cross1 (krɒs)
1.  the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified
2.  the Crucifixion of Jesus

Cross2 (krɒs)
Richard Assheton, 1st Viscount. 1823--1914, British Conservative statesman, home secretary (1874--80); noted for reforms affecting housing, public health, and the employment of women and children in factories

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Word Origin & History

O.E. cros, from O.Ir. cros, probably via Scandinavian, from L. crux (gen. crucis) "stake, cross," originally a tall, round pole; possibly of Phoenician origin. Replaced O.E. rood.

"ill-tempered," 1630s, probably from 16c. sense of "contrary, athwart," especially with reference to winds and sailing ships, from cross (n.).
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Science Dictionary
cross   (krôs)  Pronunciation Key 
Noun   A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.

Verb   To crossbreed or cross-fertilize plants or animals.
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Cross definition

in the New Testament the instrument of crucifixion, and hence used for the crucifixion of Christ itself (Eph. 2:16; Heb. 12:2; 1 Cor. 1:17, 18; Gal. 5:11; 6:12, 14; Phil. 3:18). The word is also used to denote any severe affliction or trial (Matt. 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21). The forms in which the cross is represented are these: 1. The crux simplex (I), a "single piece without transom." 2. The crux decussata (X), or St. Andrew's cross. 3. The crux commissa (T), or St. Anthony's cross. 4. The crux immissa (t), or Latin cross, which was the kind of cross on which our Saviour died. Above our Lord's head, on the projecting beam, was placed the "title." (See CRUCIFIXION.) After the conversion, so-called, of Constantine the Great (B.C. 313), the cross first came into use as an emblem of Christianity. He pretended at a critical moment that he saw a flaming cross in the heavens bearing the inscription, "In hoc signo vinces", i.e., By this sign thou shalt conquer, and that on the following night Christ himself appeared and ordered him to take for his standard the sign of this cross. In this form a new standard, called the Labarum, was accordingly made, and borne by the Roman armies. It remained the standard of the Roman army till the downfall of the Western empire. It bore the embroidered monogram of Christ, i.e., the first two Greek letters of his name, X and P (chi and rho), with the Alpha and Omega. (See A.)

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