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Overview of noun cross

The noun cross has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) cross

(a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece)

2. (1) crisscross, cross, mark

(a marking that consists of lines that cross each other)

3. (1) Cross

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

4. cross, crown of thorns

(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

((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

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


Overview of verb cross

The verb cross has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (47) traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across

(travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

2. (7) intersect, cross

(meet at a point)

3. (1) thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

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

4. (1) cross

(fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs")

5. cross, traverse, span, sweep

(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

(meet and pass; "the trains crossed")

7. cross

(trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'")

8. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed

(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")


Overview of adj cross

The adj cross has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) cross, transverse, transversal, thwartwise

(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. (1) crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered

(annoyed and irritable)

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