Definition of crosses

Definition of crosses
  1. crosses Noun Plural of cross
  2. crosses Noun Plural of crosse
  3. crosses Verb Third-person singular of cross
  4. cross Noun A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other.
  5. cross Noun Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.
  6. cross Noun A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).
  7. cross Noun ("usually with" the) The cross on which Christ was crucified.
  8. cross Noun A hand gesture made by Catholics in imitation of the shape of the Cross.
  9. cross Noun A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion.
  10. cross Noun ("figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross") A difficult situation that must be endured.
  11. cross Noun Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.
  12. cross Noun a hook thrown over the opponent's punch
  13. cross Noun A pass in which the ball travels from by one touchline across the pitch.
  14. cross Noun A place where roads intersect and lead off in four directions; a crossroad (common in UK and Irish place names such as "Gerrards Cross").
  15. cross Noun A monument that marks such a place. (Also common in UK or Irish place names such as "Charing Cross")
  16. cross Noun Four edge cubies of one side that are in their right places, forming the shape of a cross.
  17. cross Adjective Transverse; lying across the main direction.
  18. cross Adjective Opposite, opposed to.
  19. cross Adjective Opposing, adverse; being contrary to what one would hope or wish for.
  20. cross Adjective Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.
  21. cross Preposition across
  22. cross Verb To mark with an X.
  23. cross Verb To go from one side of (something) to the other.
  24. cross Verb To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.
  25. cross Verb To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.
  26. cross Verb ("reflexive" "to cross oneself") To make the sign of the cross over oneself.
  27. cross Verb Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.
  28. cross Verb to cross-fertilize or crossbreed.
  29. cross Verb to conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness
  30. cross Verb To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.
  31. cross Verb To score a try.
  32. crosse Noun a lacrosse stick
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