Words nearby crossing
OTHER WORDS FROM crossingsub·cross·ing, noun
Definition for crossing (2 of 2)
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
OTHER WORDS FROM crosscross·a·ble, adjectivecross·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·cross, verbun·cross·a·ble, adjective
synonym study for cross
Examples from the Web for crossing
Crossing the border illegally, with the help of coyotes, or smugglers, is typically a very expensive endeavor.
“Many people die in that crossing,” Mooney told The Daily Beast.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing but watch, that is, and prevent Kurdish reinforcements from crossing the frontier to help defend Kobani.Kobani is Falling to ISIS in Syria. Kurd Protests Explode in Turkey.|Jamie Dettmer|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young men and women are furious they have been blocked from crossing the border to assist in the defense of Kobani.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph|Jamie Dettmer|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Stewart goes in the middle of winter, crossing through some territory still shakily held by the Taliban—and entirely on foot.
Crossing the river Lykus into the plain, Mithridates offered the Romans battle.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Crossing the square where the Tacon theatre and circus stand, I wander through the narrow, ill-paved streets of the Cuban capital.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
And yet, supplies must be laid in for crossing the mountains.The Conquest|Eva Emery Dye
She was just crossing a meadow, which was skirted by a wood.Bijou|Gyp
She had gained time on me and was crossing the Cotton Belt Ry.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for crossing (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for crossing (2 of 4)
noun the Cross
British Dictionary definitions for crossing (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for crossing (4 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
Science definitions for crossing
Idioms and Phrases with 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