American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery.
- n. Needlework made with X-shaped stitches.
- v. To make or embroider with X-shaped stitches.
- v. To work in the fashion of X-shaped stitches.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In needlework, a stitch of the form ×. It consists of two stitches of the same length, the one crossing the other in the middle.
- To sew or embroider with a cross-stitch; sew or fasten with cross-stitches.
- n. countable A double stitch that forms a cross
- n. uncountable embroidery or needlework made using such stitches
- v. To embroider with such stitches
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A form of stitch, where the stitches are diagonal and in pairs, the thread of one stitch crossing that of the other.
- n. embroidery done in cross-stitch.
- n. two stitches forming a cross or X
- n. embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other
“For 12p a time, or a 25p all-day fare, travellers between the ancient village of Thelwall-with-Grappenhall and the nature reserve at Thelwall Eyes can hail Kevin from his neat Victorian office where he sits beside an ancient telephone – still used to warn of major vessels using the canal – doing his cross-stitch.”
“Sold the cross-stitch and have run off with Barb my shotput coach.”
“And it had the Galaxy Quest ships picked out in cross-stitch and outlining stitches.”
“Then let's say she looks and really sees him: his smooth and tender hands; the gentle cross-stitch of his brow, and say that there, in the rich emptiness of her longing, comes the pin-prick tingle of sudden recognition, the realisation that nothing in the physical world could bring her satisfaction.”
“My mother has tried knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitch.”
“COLLEGE PARK NEEDLE ARTS SOCIETY, crafters meet to work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9: 30-11: 30 a.m. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd.,”
“I promise we'll give prizes to anyone who sends a family Thanksgiving photo taken under a Pedobear cross-stitch.”
“In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight.”
“Sistine Chapel recreated through 10-year cross-stitch project ...”
“Most of all, though, Casdagli recorded his anger and frustration in cross-stitch.”
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