from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or action of crossing.
- n. A place at which roads, lines, or tracks intersect; an intersection.
- n. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed: a railroad crossing; a pedestrian crossing.
- n. The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
- n. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
- n. A voyage across a body of water
- n. The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
- adj. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act by which anything is crossed.
- n. The act of making the sign of the cross.
- n. The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
- n. Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
- n. A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street, or a set of marks across the street pavement indicating that this is a designated location for pedestrians to cross.
- n. Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of passing across something: as, the crossing of the Atlantic.
- n. Intersection: as, the crossing of bars in latticework.
- n. The place at which a road, ravine, mountain, river, etc., is or may be crossed or passed over: as, the crossings of streets.
- n. In railroads, the necessary arrangement of rails to form a communication from one track-way to the other.
- n. The act of opposing or thwarting; contradiction.
- n. The act of making the sign of the cross: as, with many protestations and crossings.
- n. The act or process of cross-breeding or cross-fertilizing: hybridization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. traveling across
- n. a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
- n. a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
- n. a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
- n. a junction where one street or road crosses another
- n. a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
- n. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
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