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cross noun

  /kɹɑs/ , /kɹɒs/ , /kɹɔs/
  • 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.
  • (heraldiccharge) Any geometric figure having this or a similar shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.
  • A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).
  • (Christianity) The Crucifix, the cross on which Christ was crucified.
  • (figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross) A difficult situation that must be endured.
  • A place where roads intersect and lead off in four directions; a crossroad (common in UK and Irish place names such as Gerrards Cross).
  • (football) A pass in which the ball is kicked from a side of the pitch to a position close to the opponent’s goal.
  • (Christianity) A hand gesture made in imitation of the shape of the Cross; sign of the Cross.
Kreuzzeichen, Kreuz
  • (biology) An animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.
  • (boxing) A hook thrown over the opponent's punch.

cross adjective

  /kɹɑs/ , /kɹɒs/ , /kɹɔs/
  • Transverse; lying across the main direction.
  • (chiefly, British, Ottawa Valley) Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.
böse, verärgert
  • (archaic) Opposite, opposed to.
entgegengesetzt, gegenüber

cross verb

  /kɹɑs/ , /kɹɒs/ , /kɹɔs/
  • (football) To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.
überqueren, kreuzen
  • (intransitive) To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.
  • (biology) To cross-fertilize or crossbreed.
  • (transitive) To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.
kreuzen, hintergehen, konterkarieren
  • To mark with an X.
  • (reflexive, to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.
sich bekreuzigen
  • To place across or athwart; to cause to intersect.

crossing noun

  /ˈkɹɑsɪŋ/ , /ˈkɹɒsɪŋ/ , /ˈkɹɔsɪŋ/ , /ˈkɹɔːsɪŋ/
  • An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross.
  • A voyage across a body of water.



crosse noun

  • A lacrosse stick.

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cross adverb

  • Sport, speziell Tennis: diagonal in das gegnerische Feld
crosscourt shot
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