from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or action of crossing.
- noun A place at which roads, lines, or tracks intersect; an intersection.
- noun A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed.
- noun The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church.
- noun Biology The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of passing across something: as, the crossing of the Atlantic.
- noun Intersection: as, the crossing of bars in latticework.
- noun The place at which a road, ravine, mountain, river, etc., is or may be crossed or passed over: as, the crossings of streets.
- noun In railroads, the necessary arrangement of rails to form a communication from one track-way to the other.
- noun The act of opposing or thwarting; contradiction.
- noun The act of making the sign of the cross: as, with many protestations and crossings.
- noun The act or process of cross-breeding or cross-fertilizing: hybridization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act by which anything is crossed.
- noun The act of making the sign of the cross.
- noun The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
- noun Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
- noun 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.
- noun Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
intersectionwhere roads, lines, or tracks cross
- noun A
placeat which a river, railroad, or highwaymay be crossed
- noun A
voyageacross a bodyof water
- noun architecture The
volumeformed by the intersection of chancel, naveand transeptsin a cruciform church; often with a toweror cupolaover it
- adjective rare
Extendingor lying across; in a crosswise direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun traveling across
- noun a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
- noun a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
- noun a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
- noun a junction where one street or road crosses another
- noun a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
- noun (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
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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.