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English

Etymology

From Old Norse kross, from Old Irish cros (Welsh croes, Gaelic crois), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] crux.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cross

Plural
es

cross (es)
  1. A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other.
  2. (heraldry) Any geometric figure having this shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.
  3. A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).
  4. (usually with the) The cross on which Christ was crucified.
  5. A hand gesture made by Christians in imitation of the shape of the Cross.
  6. (figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross) A difficult situation that must be endured.
    It's a cross I must bear.
  7. (biology) Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.
  8. (boxing) a hook thrown over the opponent's punch
  9. (soccer) A kick in which the ball travels from one side of the pitch to the other

Synonyms

  • (production of cross-breeding or -fertilization): hybrid
  • (cross on which Christ was crucified): True Cross

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Adjective

cross (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
cross

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Opposite to.
  2. Angry, annoyed.

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Preposition

cross

  1. Across
    190 mile cross country walk

Verb

Infinitive
to cross

Third person singular
cross

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to cross (third-person singular simple present cross, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To go from one side of (something) to the other.
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
  2. (intransitive) To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.
    Ships crossing from starboard have right-of-way.
  3. (transitive) To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.
    "You'll rue the day you tried to cross me, Tom Hero!" bellowed the villain.
  4. (reflexive to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.
  6. (biology) to cross-fertilize or crossbreed
  7. (law) to conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness
  8. (soccer) To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.

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Italian

Noun

cross m. inv.

  1. motocross
  2. cross (boxing punch)

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