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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The term crossing is sometimes used in a much more restricted sense, as in the remark of Mr. Boswell in his essay quoted on page 69 where he says, "When I praise the advantage of crossing I would have it clearly understood that it is only to bring together animals _not nearly related_ but always of _the same breed_."
He wants to aggressively grab the most interesting software technology the labs is working on and herd it as quickly as possible into new products if it shows potential -- what he calls crossing the chasm from applications to products.
All vendors have their R&D teams, but Shockley aims for driving out the time it takes to go from idea to product, what he calls crossing the chasm.
If my memory serves me correctly, the Santa Teresa crossing is about 15 miles west of I25 from a junction just north of El Paso.
We came through Laredo with no problem and wonder if this crossing is as easy as Laredo.
In any event, the Colombia crossing is a dandy, a good option even if that tollroad hasnÂ´t reopened.
This crossing is a bit out of the way, but it is virtually empty all the time.
I have lived in Ciudad de Acuña for the past three years and the crossing is always an easy one.
SLOBOGIN: Dr. David Greenfield specializes if addiction, and lately, he's spending a lot of time treating a new and addictive brand of adultery, what he calls crossing the line on line.
The Santa Teresa crossing is my favorite -- you avoid Juarez and El Paso.