Definitions

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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Examples

  • 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_."

    The Principles of Breeding or, Glimpses at the Physiological Laws involved in the Reproduction and Improvement of Domestic Animals

  • 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.

    Avaya stares down Microsoft, Cisco

  • 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.

    Avaya Labs tries to fast-track good ideas

  • 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.

    Best Route Denver, CO to Morelia

  • We came through Laredo with no problem and wonder if this crossing is as easy as Laredo.

    border crossing Juarez/El Paso

  • In any event, the Colombia crossing is a dandy, a good option even if that tollroad hasn´t reopened.

    Border Crossing

  • This crossing is a bit out of the way, but it is virtually empty all the time.

    Mazatlan from Austin

  • I have lived in Ciudad de Acuña for the past three years and the crossing is always an easy one.

    Border Crossing

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2005

  • The Santa Teresa crossing is my favorite -- you avoid Juarez and El Paso.

    Border Crossing with FM3

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