- crosscut file,
- crosscut saw,
- crossed diplopia,
- crossed eyes,
- crossed hemianesthesia,
- crossed hemianopsia,
- crossed hemiplegia
Origin of crossed
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
adjective, cross·er, cross·est.
- Biology.(of a chromosome segment) to undergo crossing over.
- to switch allegiance, as from one political party to another.
- to change successfully from one field of endeavor, genre, etc., to another: to cross over from jazz to rock.
- to die; pass away.
- to change arrangements made with; deceive: He crossed me up after we had agreed to tell the police the same story.
- to confuse: I was supposed to meet him at the station, but got crossed up.
Origin of cross
Examples from the Web for crossed
We haven't had any real fan reaction yet, but our collective fingers are crossed.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Together, they crossed over the International Bridges on foot into Juarez to conduct some business.
For years, Cuomo gave me a hard time every time we crossed paths about whether I had cuffs or pleats.
Chan still felt that a line had been crossed and he went to arrest the man.
We set out in silence, and having descended a steep path, we stopped at the water's edge and crossed swords.Marie|Alexander Pushkin
During Wednesday's march, 17th August, we crossed the low shoulders of many rocky ridges.Khartoum Campaign, 1898|Bennet Burleigh
Not for the world would they have crossed the will of Chanot at that moment.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
That night, after telegraphing the consul at Gibraltar of his coming, he crossed the channel.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
My uncle had often during the previous twenty years, crossed the mountains, on trapping expeditions with an elder brother.Christopher Carson|John S. C. Abbott
noun the Cross
- the process of crossing; hybridization
- an individual produced as a result of this process
- to meet and passthe two trains crossed
- (of each of two letters in the post) to be dispatched before receipt of the other
- to trace the form of the Cross, usually with the thumb or index finger upon (someone or something) in token of blessing
- to make the sign of the Cross upon (oneself)
Word Origin for cross
"ill-tempered," 1630s, probably from 16c. sense of "contrary, athwart," especially with reference to winds and sailing ships, from cross (n.). Cross-purposes "contradictory intentions" is from 1660s.
Old English cros (mid-10c.), from Old Irish cros, probably via Scandinavian, from Latin crux (accusative crucem, genitive crucis) "stake, cross" on which criminals were impaled or hanged, hence, figuratively, "torture, trouble, misery;" originally a tall, round pole; possibly of Phoenician origin. Replaced Old English rood. Also from Latin crux are Italian croce, French croix, Spanish and Portuguese cruz, Dutch kruis, German Kreuz.
c.1200, "make the sign of a cross," from cross (n.). Sense of "to go across" is from c.1400; that of "to cancel by drawing lines over" is from mid-15c. Related: Crossed; crossing.
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
- 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