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Why synonyms can be useful

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Synonyms for (noun) cross

Synonyms: interbreeding, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, cross, crossbreeding, crossing Definition: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Hypernyms: conjugation, coupling, union, sexual union, mating, pairing Definition: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes Usage: the casual couplings of adolescents; the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Synonyms: hybrid, cross, crossbreed Definition: (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species Usage: a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Hypernyms: organism, being Definition: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Synonyms: Cross Definition: a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Hypernyms: emblem Definition: special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

Synonyms: cross Definition: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

Hypernyms: structure, construction Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms: mark, crisscross, cross Definition: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Hypernyms: marking Definition: a pattern of marks

Synonyms: cross, crown of thorns Definition: any affliction that causes great suffering Usage: that is his cross to bear; he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns

Hypernyms: affliction Definition: a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

Synonyms for (verb) cross

Synonyms: cross, crossbreed, interbreed, hybridise, hybridize Definition: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties Usage: cross a horse and a donkey; Mendel tried crossbreeding; these species do not interbreed

Hypernyms: breed Definition: cause to procreate (animals) Usage: She breeds dogs

Synonyms: cross Definition: trace a line through or across Usage: cross your `t'

Hypernyms: write Definition: mark or trace on a surface Usage: The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper; Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet

Synonyms: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over Definition: travel across or pass over Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Hypernyms: go across, go through, pass Definition: go across or through Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind

Synonyms: cross Definition: meet and pass Usage: the trains crossed

Hypernyms: intersect, cross Definition: meet at a point

Synonyms: cross Definition: fold so as to resemble a cross Usage: she crossed her legs

Hypernyms: turn up, fold, fold up Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar

Synonyms: intersect, cross Definition: meet at a point

Hypernyms: meet, run across, run into, see, come across, encounter Definition: come together Usage: I'll probably see you at the meeting; How nice to see you again!

Synonyms: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Hypernyms: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms: sweep, traverse, cross, span Definition: to cover or extend over an area or time period Usage: Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres; The novel spans three centuries

Hypernyms: extend, cover, continue Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Synonyms for (adjective) cross

Synonyms: ill-tempered, grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, cross, bad-tempered, fussy Definition: annoyed and irritable

Hypernyms: ill-natured Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Synonyms: cross, transversal, transverse, thwartwise Definition: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis Usage: cross members should be all steel; from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully; transversal vibrations; transverse colon

Hypernyms: crosswise Definition: lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction Usage: a crosswise street; the crosswise dimension