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cross·ing

 (krô′sĭng, krŏs′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or action of crossing.
2.
a. A place at which roads, lines, or tracks intersect; an intersection.
b. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed: a railroad crossing; a pedestrian crossing.
3. The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church.
4. Biology The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.

crossing

(ˈkrɒsɪŋ)
n
1. the place where one thing crosses another
2. (Human Geography) a place, often shown by markings, lights, or poles, where a street, railway, etc, may be crossed
3. (Architecture) the intersection of the nave and transept in a church
4. the act or instance of travelling across something, esp the sea
5. (Breeds) the act or process of crossbreeding

cross•ing

(ˈkrɔ sɪŋ, ˈkrɒs ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that crosses.
2. a place where lines, streets, tracks, etc., cross each other.
3. a place at which a road, railroad track, river, etc., may be crossed: a pedestrian crossing designated by white stripes.
4. hybridization; crossbreeding.
5. the act of opposing or thwarting.
6. the intersection of nave and transept in a cruciform church.
7. a railroad track structure composed of four connected frogs, permitting two tracks to cross each other at grade with sufficient clearance for wheel flanges.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossing - traveling acrosscrossing - traveling across      
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
fording, ford - the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
traversal, traverse - taking a zigzag path on skis
2.crossing - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
3.crossing - a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
4.crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses anothercrossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another
street corner, turning point, corner - the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
junction - the place where two or more things come together
grade crossing, level crossing - intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
5.crossing - a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the othercrossing - a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
grade separation - a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass
path - a way especially designed for a particular use
pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing - street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
6.crossing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybridscrossing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
dihybrid cross - hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid cross - hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocal - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-cross - a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
7.crossing - a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
voyage - a journey to some distant place

crossing

adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations
رِحْلـة بَحْريّـهعُبُورمَعْـبَـر
přeplavbakřižovatkapřechodpřejezd
overfartovergangsørejse
ylikulkutie
prijelaz
átkeléskeresztezõdés
gangbrautsigling, sjóferî
交差点
횡단로
plavba cez more
prehod za pešce
överfart
การข้าม
geçitdeniz yolculuğu
đi tàu sang biển bên kia

crossing

[ˈkrɒsɪŋ]
A. N
1. (esp by sea) → travesía f
2. (= road junction) → cruce m; (= pedestrian crossing) → paso m de peatones; (= level crossing) → paso m a nivel
cross at the crossingcrucen en el paso de peatones
B. CPD crossing guard N (US) persona encargada de ayudar a los niños a cruzar la calle
crossing point Npaso m; (at border) → paso m fronterizo

crossing

[ˈkrɒsɪŋ] n
(= journey by boat) → traversée f
the crossing from Dover to Calais → la traversée de Douvres à Calais
(for pedestrians, across road)passage m clouté; (across railway line)passage m à niveau
(= junction) (across railway line, road)croisement mcrossing point n (across road, border)point m de passage; (across river)gué mcross-legged [ˌkrɒsˈlɛgd]
adv [sit] → en tailleur
adj [person] → assis(e) en tailleur

crossing

n
(= act)Überquerung f; (= sea crossing)Überfahrt f
(= crossing place)Übergang m; (= crossroads)Kreuzung f

crossing

[ˈkrɒsɪŋ] n (sea-passage) → traversata; (of equator) → attraversamento; (road junction) → incrocio, crocicchio (also pedestrian crossing) → strisce fpl pedonali, passaggio pedonale; (level crossing) → passaggio a livello
cross at the crossing → attraversare sulle strisce

cross2

(kros) plural ˈcrosses noun
1. a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x.
2. two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.
3. the symbol of the Christian religion.
4. a lasting cause of suffering etc. Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.
5. the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant. This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.
6. a monument in the shape of a cross.
7. any of several types of medal given for bravery etc. the Victoria Cross.
verb
1. to go from one side to the other. Let's cross (the street); This road crosses the swamp.
2. (negative uncross) to place (two things) across each other. He sat down and crossed his legs.
3. to go or be placed across (each other). The roads cross in the centre of town.
4. to meet and pass. Our letters must have crossed in the post.
5. to put a line across. Cross your `t's'.
6. to make (a cheque or postal order) payable only through a bank by drawing two parallel lines across it.
7. to breed (something) from two different varieties. I've crossed two varieties of rose.
8. to go against the wishes of. If you cross me, you'll regret it!
cross-
1. going or placed across. cross-winds; cross-pieces.
2. of mixed variety. a cross-breed.
ˈcrossing noun
1. a place where a road etc may be crossed. a pedestrian-crossing; a level-crossing.
2. a journey over the sea. I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
ˈcrossbow noun
a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.
ˈcross-breed noun
an animal bred from two different breeds.
ˈcross-bred adjective
ˌcrossˈcheck verb
to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method.
noun
the act of crosschecking.
cross-ˈcountry adjective
across fields etc, not on roads. a cross-country run.
ˌcross-country ˈskiing noun
the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.
ˌcross-exˈamine verb
in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him.
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation noun
ˌcross-ˈeyed adjective
having a squint.
ˈcross-fire noun
the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points.
at cross-purposes
of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another. I think we're talking at cross-purposes.
ˌcross-reˈfer verb
to give a cross-reference (to). In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
ˌcross-ˈreference noun
a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg crept see creep.
ˈcrossroads noun singular
a place where two or more roads cross or meet. At the crossroads we'll have to decide which road to take.
ˌcross-ˈsection noun
1. (a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.
2. a sample as representative of the whole. He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crossword (puzzle)
a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.
cross one's fingers
to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.
cross out
to draw a line through. He crossed out all her mistakes.

crossing

عُبُور přeplavba overfart Kreuzung διάβαση cruce, travesía ylikulkutie traversée prijelaz traversata 交差点 횡단로 oversteek overgang skrzyżowanie travessia пересечение моря överfart การข้าม geçit đi tàu sang biển bên kia 横渡
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March, crossing out the third spoiled sentence in her letter.
George Willard arose and crossing the room fumbled for the doorknob.
LAST summer I happened to be crossing the plains of Iowa in a season of intense heat, and it was my good fortune to have for a traveling companion James Quayle Burden--Jim Burden, as we still call him in the West.
But Monsieur Farival had assured him that his wife was only overcome with sleep and fatigue, that Tonie would bring her safely back later in the day; and he had thus been dissuaded from crossing the bay.
I dare say I may have served Uncas some such turn myself before now; and I very well remember that he has stood between me and death five different times; three times from the Mingoes, once in crossing Horican, and --"
The river was difficult to cross, and many were killed in the flight, some just entering the river, some in the water, others after crossing in ascending the cliffs.
Soon as I found it out I just waltzed into that Jew shop at the Crossing and bought up all the clothes that would be likely to suit you fellows, before anybody else got a show.
The day was gray enough, but the afternoon light still lingered, and it enabled me, on crossing the threshold, not only to recognize, on a chair near the wide window, then closed, the articles I wanted, but to become aware of a person on the other side of the window and looking straight in.
Crossing this dusky entry, and on through yon low-arched way --cut through what in old times must have been a great central chimney with fire-places all round --you enter the public room.
The gas lamps were already lighted; there were streets to the right, and streets to the left, and streets crossing each other, for mile upon mile.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
Crossing on floating ice isn't so easily done," said Mr.