Meaning of crisscross

criss•cross

Pronunciation: (kris'krôs", -kros"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to move back and forth over: students crisscrossing the field on their way to school.
  2. to mark with crossing lines.
—v.i.
  1. to proceed or pass back and forth; be arranged in a crisscross pattern: The streets in that part of town crisscross confusingly.
—adj.
  1. having many crossing lines, paths, etc.
—n.
  1. a crisscross mark, pattern, etc.
  2. tick-tack-toe.
—adv.
  1. in a crisscross manner; crosswise.
  2. awry; askew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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