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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cross  \Cross\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crossed}  (kr?st;  115);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crossing}.] 
  1.  To  put  across  or  athwart;  to  cause  to  intersect;  as  to 
  cross  the  arms. 
 
  2.  To  lay  or  draw  something  as  a  line  across  as  to  cross 
  the  letter  t. 
 
  3.  To  pass  from  one  side  to  the  other  of  to  pass  or  move 
  over  to  traverse;  as  to  cross  a  stream. 
 
  A  hunted  hare  .  .  .  crosses  and  confounds  her  former 
  track.  --  I.  Watts. 
 
  4.  To  pass,  as  objects  going  in  an  opposite  direction  at  the 
  same  time.  ``Your  kind  letter  crossed  mine.''  --J.  D. 
  Forbes. 
 
  5.  To  run  counter  to  to  thwart;  to  obstruct;  to  hinder;  to 
  clash  or  interfere  with 
 
  In  each  thing  give  him  way  cross  him  in  nothing. 
  --Shak. 
 
  An  oyster  may  be  crossed  in  love.  --  Sheridan. 
 
  6.  To  interfere  and  cut  off  to  debar.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  cross  me  from  the  golden  time  I  look  for  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  make  the  sign  of  the  cross  upon  --  followed  by  the 
  reflexive  pronoun;  as  he  crossed  himself. 
 
  8.  To  cancel  by  marking  crosses  on  or  over  or  drawing  a  line 
  across  to  erase;  --  usually  with  out  off  or  over  as 
  to  cross  out  a  name 
 
  9.  To  cause  to  interbreed;  --  said  of  different  stocks  or 
  races;  to  mix  the  breed  of 
 
  {To  cross  one's  path},  to  oppose  one's  plans.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossing  \Cross"ing\,  n.  [See  {Cross},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  The  act  by  which  anything  is  crossed;  as  the  crossing  of 
  the  ocean. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  making  the  sign  of  the  cross.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  interbreeding;  a  mixing  of  breeds. 
 
  4.  Intersection,  as  of  two  paths  or  roads. 
 
  5.  A  place  where  anything  (as  a  stream)  is  crossed;  a  paved 
  walk  across  a  street. 
 
  6.  Contradiction;  thwarting;  obstruction. 
 
  I  do  not  bear  these  crossings.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crossing 
  adj  :  extending  or  lying  across  in  a  crosswise  direction;  "cross 
  members  should  be  all  steel";  "from  the  transverse  hall 
  the  stairway  ascends  gracefully";  "transversal 
  vibrations"  [syn:  {cross(a)},  {crossing(a)},  {transverse}, 
  {transversal},  {thwartwise}] 
  n  1:  traveling  across 
  2:  a  shallow  area  in  a  stream  that  can  be  forded  [syn:  {ford}] 
  3:  a  point  where  two  lines  (paths  or  arcs  etc.)  intersect 
  4:  a  place  where  one  street  or  road  crosses  another  [syn:  {intersection}, 
  {crossroad},  {crossway},  {carrefour}] 
  5:  a  place  (often  marked)  where  a  street  or  railroad  can  be 
  crossed  [syn:  {crosswalk}] 
  6:  the  act  of  mixing  different  breeds  of  animals  [syn:  {hybridization}, 
  {hybridisation},  {crossbreeding},  {cross},  {interbreeding}, 
  {hybridizing}] 
  7:  a  voyage  across  a  body  of  water  (usually  across  the  Atlantic 
  Ocean) 




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