from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Moving or directed across open country rather than following tracks, roads, or runs.
  • adjective From one side of a country to the opposite side.
  • noun A cross-country sport, especially running, skiing, or driving.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying or directed across fields or open country; not confined to roads or fixed lines: as, a cross-country hunt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective from one side of a country to the other.
  • adjective moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads. Opposite of road.
  • noun a race over a course including countryside, rather than over roads or prepared paths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of cross country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb across the countryside
  • adverb not following tracks or roads
  • noun a long race run over open country


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