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cross US English

A mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces (+ or ×)

cross- US English

Denoting movement or position across something

cross US Thesaurus

a bronze cross

the Cross in cross US English

The cross on which Jesus was crucified

a cross between in cross US English

A mixture or compromise of two things

cross-ply US English

(Of a tyre) having fabric layers with their threads running diagonally, crosswise to each other

Red Cross US English

The International Movement of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of war or natural disaster. The Red Cross was set up in 1864 at the instigation of the Swiss philanthropist Henri Dunant (1828–1910) according to the Geneva Convention, and its headquarters are in Geneva

tau cross US English

A T-shaped cross

cross bench US English

(In the House of Lords and some other legislatures) a bench occupied by members who are independent of any political party

cross-check US English

Verify (figures or information) by using an alternative source or method

cross-claim US English

A claim brought by one defendant against another in the same proceeding

cross-color US English

Colored flashes of interference in a color television receiver caused by the misinterpretation of high-frequency luminance detail as color information

cross-dress US English

Wear clothing typical of the opposite sex

cross-eyed US English

Having one or both eyes turned inward toward the nose, either from focusing on something very close, through temporary loss of control of focus, or as a permanent condition (convergent strabismus)

cross eyes US English

The condition of having one or both eyes turned inwards towards the nose in a squint

cross-fade US English

(In sound or movie editing) make a picture or sound appear or be heard gradually as another disappears or becomes silent

cross-grain US English

Running across the regular grain in timber

cross guard US English

A guard on a sword or dagger consisting of a short transverse bar

cross index US English

A note or cross reference in a book or list that refers the reader to other material

cross-link US English

A chemical bond between different chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex molecule

cross-party US English

Involving or relating to two or more political parties

cross peen US English

A hammer having a peen that lies crossways to the length of the shaft

cross-point US English

(Of a screwdriver) having a cross-shaped point for turning cross-head screws

cross-post US English

Post (a message, link, image, etc.) to more than one online location such as a blog, social media website, or forum

cross-rate US English

An exchange rate between two currencies computed by reference to a third currency, usually the US dollar

cross-refer US English

(Of a text) refer to another text or part of a text, typically in order to elaborate on a point

cross-sell US English

Sell (a different product or service) to an existing customer

cross-slide US English

A sliding part on a lathe or planing machine that is supported by the saddle and carries the tool in a direction at right angles to the bed of the machine

cross-train US English

Learn another skill, especially one related to one’s current job

cross vault US English

A vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults

fiery cross US English

A burning wooden cross used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan

grand cross US English

An arrangement of four planets in which each is in opposition to one other planet and square to the other two, forming a cross

Greek cross US English

A cross of which all four arms are of equal length

Iron Cross US English

The highest German military decoration for bravery, instituted in 1813

Latin cross US English

A plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts

Navy Cross US English

A decoration bestowed by the US Navy upon individuals who have shown exceptional heroism, especially in enemy combat

rosy cross US English

An equal-armed cross with a rose at its center, the emblem of the Rosicrucians

cyclo-cross New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cross-country bicycle racing

Latin cross New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cross in which the lower vertical is the longest part

Celtic cross US English

A Latin cross with a circle around the center

cross swords US English

Have an argument or dispute

cross-bedding US English

Layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane

cross-border US English

Passing, occurring, or performed across a border between two countries

cross-country US English

Across fields or countryside, as opposed to on roads or tracks


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