Definition of Cross


  • (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  • (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"
  • any affliction that causes great suffering
    "that is his cross to bear"
    "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
    - crown of thorns
  • a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified
    used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
  • a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
  • a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece


  • 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"
  • trace a line through or across
    "cross your `t'"
  • meet and pass
    "the trains crossed"
  • 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"
  • fold so as to resemble a cross
    "she crossed her legs"
  • hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
    "foil your opponent"
  • meet at a point
  • travel across or pass over
    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    - pass over - get over - get across - cut through - cut across


  • annoyed and irritable
    - bad tempered - ill tempered
  • 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"
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Word games points for the Cross

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Unscramble cross

17 unscramble word found using the letters cross.

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