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

  • noun A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery.
  • noun Needlework made with X-shaped stitches.
  • intransitive verb To make or embroider with X-shaped stitches.
  • intransitive verb To work in the fashion of X-shaped stitches.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun A form of stitch, where the stitches are diagonal and in pairs, the thread of one stitch crossing that of the other.
  • noun embroidery done in cross-stitch.

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

  • noun countable A double stitch that forms a cross
  • noun uncountable embroidery or needlework made using such stitches
  • verb To embroider with such stitches

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

  • noun two stitches forming a cross or X
  • noun embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other


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