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

  2. [noun] marking consisting of crossing lines
    Synonyms: crissmark

  3. [noun] a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry

  4. [noun] any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
    Synonyms: crown of thorns

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: hybrid, breed

  6. [noun] (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    Synonyms: hybridization, hybridisation, breeding, ing, interbreeding, hybridizing

  7. [verb] travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    Synonyms: traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get acut through, cut a

  8. [verb] meet at a point
    Synonyms: intersect

  9. [verb] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    Synonyms: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk

  10. [verb] fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

  11. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: traverse, span, sweep

  12. [verb] meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

  13. [verb] trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"

  14. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: breed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed

  15. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: transverse, transversal, thwartwise

  16. [adjective] perversely irritable
    Synonyms: crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered


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