noun, plural crux·es, cru·ces [kroo-seez] /ˈkru siz/.
Origin of crux
Synonyms for crux
Related Words for crucescore, nub, gist, essence, body, kernel, substance, meat, purport, nitty-gritty, heart, pith, thrust, matter
Examples from the Web for cruces
Historical Examples of cruces
At its mouth the Chagre is one-fourth of a mile broad, and at Cruces about 150 feet: in its middle course the depth is 24 feet.
But we no pay twenty dollars unless you get us to Cruces poco pronto, sabe?Gold
From Cruces to Panama mules were employed for the remainder of the journey.The Makers of Canada: Champlain
N. E. Dionne
There are two points at which one may land, viz: the villages of Gorgona and Cruces.
Cruces is a small village, situated on a plain, immediately on the banks of the river, which here are high and sandy.
noun Latin genitive Crucis (ˈkruːsɪs)
noun plural cruxes or cruces (ˈkruːsiːz)
Word Origin for crux
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.