Definitions for cross

Definitions for (noun) cross

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: Cross

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

Main entry: cross

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

Main entry: mark, crisscross, cross

Definition: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (verb) cross

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cross

Definition: trace a line through or across

Usage: cross your `t'

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cross

Definition: meet and pass

Usage: the trains crossed

Main entry: cross

Definition: fold so as to resemble a cross

Usage: she crossed her legs

Main entry: intersect, cross

Definition: meet at a point

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (adj) cross

Main entry: ill-tempered, grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, cross, bad-tempered, fussy

Definition: annoyed and irritable

Main entry: 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

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