- 1. cross, structure, construction
- usage: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
- 2. crisscross, cross, mark, marking
- usage: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
- 3. Cross, emblem
- usage: a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
- 4. cross, crown of thorns, affliction
- usage: any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
- 5. hybrid, crossbreed, cross, organism, being
- usage: (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; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
- 6. hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing, coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union
- usage: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
- 1. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, pass, go through, go across
- usage: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
- 2. intersect, cross, meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see
- usage: meet at a point
- 3. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
- usage: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
- 4. cross, fold, fold up, turn up
- usage: fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"
- 5. cross, traverse, span, sweep, cover, continue, extend
- usage: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
- 6. cross, intersect, cross
- usage: meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
- 7. cross, write
- usage: trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"
- 8. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed, breed
- usage: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"
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- 1. cross(prenominal), transverse, transversal, thwartwise, crosswise (vs. lengthwise)
- usage: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
- 2. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)
- usage: annoyed and irritable
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