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.
SYNONYMS FOR cross
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Origin of cross
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OTHER WORDS FROM crosscross·a·ble, adjectivecross·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·cross, verbun·cross·a·ble, adjective
Definition for cross (2 of 3)
Definition for cross (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for cross
Besides, he had been badly frightened, and that made him crosser still.The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum|Thornton W. Burgess
Dont look any crosser, Audrey, or I shall die with laughing!A Very Naughty Girl|L. T. Meade
A long half-hour passed, and every minute of it saw Toad getting crosser and crosser.The Wind in the Willows|Kenneth Grahame
A crosser old woman than Mrs. Deborah Thornby was certainly not to be found in the whole village of Hilton.Aunt Deborah|Mary Russell Mitford
I felt awfully sorry for her, but somehow the very feeling so bad made me crosser, and I did not try to comfort her up.Peterkin|Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for cross (1 of 4)
- the process of crossing; hybridization
- an individual produced as a result of this process
- slang dishonestly
- 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)
Derived forms of crosscrosser, nouncrossly, adverbcrossness, noun
Word Origin for cross
British Dictionary definitions for cross (2 of 4)
noun the Cross
British Dictionary definitions for cross (3 of 4)
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Word Origin for cross-
Scientific definitions for cross
Idioms and Phrases with 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
- 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