Idioms for cross

Origin of cross

before 1000; Middle English, late Old English cros < Old Norse kross < Old Irish cros (< British Celtic) < Latin crux; see crux

OTHER WORDS FROM cross

cross·a·ble, adjectivecross·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·cross, verbun·cross·a·ble, adjective

synonym study for cross

49. Cross, ill-natured, peevish, sullen refer to being in a bad mood or ill temper. Cross means temporarily in an irritable or fretful state, and somewhat angry: He gave her a cross reply and walked out of the room. Ill-natured implies a more permanent condition, without definite cause, and means unpleasant, unkind, inclined to snarl or be spiteful: an ill-natured dog; ill-natured spite. Peevish means complaining and snappish: She's acting like a peevish child again. Sullen suggests a kind of glowering silent gloominess and means refusing to speak because of bad humor, anger, or a sense of injury or resentment: I know I haven't called, but why are you suddenly so sullen and vindictive?
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British Dictionary definitions for bear one's cross (1 of 3)

Cross1
/ (krɒs) /

noun the Cross

the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified
the Crucifixion of Jesus

British Dictionary definitions for bear one's cross (2 of 3)

Cross2
/ (krɒs) /

noun

Richard Assheton, 1st Viscount. 1823–1914, British Conservative statesman, home secretary (1874–80); noted for reforms affecting housing, public health, and the employment of women and children in factories

British Dictionary definitions for bear one's cross (3 of 3)

cross
/ (krɒs) /

noun

verb

adjective

Derived forms of cross

crosser, nouncrossly, adverbcrossness, noun

Word Origin for cross

Old English cros, from Old Irish cross (unattested), from Latin crux; see crux
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Science definitions for bear one's cross

cross
[ krôs ]

Noun

A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.

Verb

To crossbreed or cross-fertilize plants or animals.
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Idioms and Phrases with bear one's cross (1 of 2)

bear one's cross

see cross to bear.

Idioms and Phrases with bear one's cross (2 of 2)

cross

In addition to the idioms beginning with cross

  • cross a bridge when one comes to it
  • cross as a bear
  • cross my heart and hope to die
  • cross one's fingers
  • cross one's mind
  • cross over
  • cross someone's palm with silver
  • cross someone's path
  • cross swords
  • cross the Rubicon
  • cross to bear
  • cross up

also see:

  • at cross purposes
  • at the crossroads
  • caught in the middle (cross-fire)
  • dot one's i's and cross one's t's
  • double cross
  • get one's wires crossed
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