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(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj., prep.)


There are 23 meanings of the word Cross.

How to pronounce cross:


Cross - as a noun

A representation of the structure on which jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of christianity or in heraldry

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A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

A marking that consists of lines that cross each other

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Any affliction that causes great suffering

Example: "That is his cross to bear"

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crown of thorns

(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

Example: "A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

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(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

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conjugation21coupling13mating9pairing10sexual unionunion5
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Cross - as an adjective satellite

Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

Example: "Cross members should be all steel"

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Annoyed and irritable

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Cross - as a verb

Travel across or pass over

Example: "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

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cover10cut acrosscut throughget acrossget overpass overtrack11traverse11
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Meet at a point

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come acrossencounter11meet6run acrossrun intosee3
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Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Example: "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was ruth's amazing september surge"

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Fold so as to resemble a cross

Example: "She crossed her legs"

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To cover or extend over an area or time period

Example: "Rivers traverse the valley floor"

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Meet and pass

Example: "The trains crossed"

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Trace a line through or across

Example: "Cross your `t'"

Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

Example: "Cross a horse and a donkey"

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Cross - as an adjective

Transverse; lying across the main direction.

Example: "At the end of each row were cross benches which linked the rows."

Opposite, opposed to.

Example: "His actions were perversely cross to his own happiness."

Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for.

Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.

Example: "Please don't get cross at me. (or) please don't get cross with me."

Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged.

Example: "Cross interrogatories"

Cross - as a preposition


Example: "She walked cross the mountains."

Cross product of the previous vector and the following vector.

Example: "The lorentz force is q times v cross b."

Example Sentences

"They met at a cross in the road."
"He made the sign of the cross before entering the church."
"We went for a swim in the river at the cross."
"She wears a silver cross around her neck."
"The cross on top of the mountain is a popular tourist destination."
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Word Game Points

Is CROSS a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, cross is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CROSS has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is CROSS a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, cross is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CROSS has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is CROSS a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, cross is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CROSS has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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