cross

phonetic symbol: / krɔ́s / 

cross - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
crossbreeding , crossing , hybridisation , hybridization , hybridizing , interbreeding

[ noun ]
■ (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock
■ especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
e.g.)
・a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey
crossbreed , hybrid

[ noun ]
■ a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified
■ used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

[ noun ]
■ a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

[ noun ]
■ a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
crisscross , mark

[ noun ]
■ any affliction that causes great suffering
e.g.)
・that is his cross to bear
crown of thorns

[ verb ]
■ breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
e.g.)
・cross a horse and a donkey
・Mendel tried crossbreeding
crossbreed , hybridise , hybridize , interbreed

[ verb ]
■ trace a line through or across
e.g.)
・cross your `t'

[ verb ]
■ travel across or pass over
cover , cut across , cut through , get across , get over , pass over , track , traverse

[ verb ]
■ meet and pass
e.g.)
・the trains crossed

[ verb ]
■ fold so as to resemble a cross
e.g.)
・she crossed her legs

[ verb ]
■ meet at a point
intersect

[ verb ]
■ hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
baffle , bilk , foil , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart

[ verb ]
■ to cover or extend over an area or time period
span , sweep , traverse

[ adjective satellite ]
■ annoyed and irritable
bad-tempered , crabbed , crabby , fussy , grouchy , grumpy , ill-tempered

[ adjective satellite ]
■ extending or lying across
■ in a crosswise direction
■ at right angles to the long axis
e.g.)
・cross members should be all steel
thwartwise , transversal , transverse

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