1. cross, structure, construction

usage: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

2. crisscross, cross, mark, marking

usage: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

3. Cross, emblem

usage: a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

4. cross, crown of thorns, affliction

usage: any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

5. hybrid, crossbreed, cross, organism, being

usage: (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; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

6. hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing, coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union

usage: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids


1. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, pass, go through, go across

usage: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

2. intersect, cross, meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see

usage: meet at a point

3. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

4. cross, fold, fold up, turn up

usage: fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

5. cross, traverse, span, sweep, cover, continue, extend

usage: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

6. cross, intersect, cross

usage: meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

7. cross, write

usage: trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"

8. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed, breed

usage: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"


1. cross(prenominal), transverse, transversal, thwartwise, crosswise (vs. lengthwise)

usage: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"

2. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)

usage: annoyed and irritable

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