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cross·road

 (krôs′rōd′, krŏs′-)
n.
1. A road that intersects another road.
2. crossroads(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A place where two or more roads meet.
b. A small, usually rural community situated at an intersection of two or more roads: asked for directions at a remote crossroads.
c. A place that is centrally located: "Even after the effective end of the French empire in Africa by 1960, Paris remained a crossroads for African students and diplomats" (Tyler Stovall).
d. A crucial point: "At midlife, couples are at a crossroads of change, just as individuals are" (Judith Wallerstein).

crossroads

(ˈkrɒsˌrəʊdz)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Human Geography) an area or the point at which two or more roads cross each other
2. the point at which an important choice has to be made (esp in the phrase at the crossroads)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossroads - a community of people smaller than a villagecrossroads - a community of people smaller than a village
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
2.crossroads - a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
criticality - a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining
3.crossroads - a point where a choice must be made; "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
overlap, convergence, intersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
Translations
تَقَاطُعتَقاطُع طُرق مُتصالبَـه
křižovatkarozcestí
vejkryds
risteys
raskrižje
gatnamót, vegamót
交差路
사거리
trames
križišče
vägkorsning
ทางแยก
ngã tư

crossroads

[ˈkrɒsrəʊdz] NSINGcruce m, encrucijada f
to be at a crossroads (fig) → estar en una encrucijada

crossroads

[ˈkrɒsrəʊdz] n
(on road)carrefour m
(fig) to be at a crossroads → atteindre un moment décisifcross-section cross section [ˈkrɒssɛkʃən] n
(= sample) [population] → échantillon m
a cross section of sth → un échantillon de qch
(= variety) → variété f
(BIOLOGY)coupe f transversale
a cross section of sth → une coupe transversale de qch
in cross section → en coupe transversalecross-stitch cross stitch [ˈkrɒsstɪtʃ] npoint m de croixcross-training [ˈkrɒstreɪnɪŋ] ncross-training m

crossroads

[ˈkrɒsˌrəʊdz] nsgincrocio, crocicchio

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.

crossroads

تَقَاطُع křižovatka vejkryds Straßenkreuzung σταυροδρόμι cruce, encrucijada risteys carrefour raskrižje incrocio 交差路 사거리 kruising veikryss skrzyżowanie dróg cruzamento de ruas перекресток vägkorsning ทางแยก dört yol ağzı ngã tư 十字路口
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And at black midnight, from the lonely cross-roads where he turned from town into his own place, came his plaguey cachinnations to rouse me from my sleep and make me writhe and clench my nails into my palms.
As a result, having learned the lesson well, White Fang was hard put whenever he passed the cross-roads saloon.
There were two cross-roads before they reached the Lymington Ford, and at each of then Sir Nigel pulled up his horse, and waited with many a curvet and gambade, craning his neck this way and that to see if fortune would send him a venture.
It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain: and our place of meeting had been fixed at the guide-stone, by the cross-roads.
I ran two hundred paces to the cross-roads and stopped short.
Grandfather asked Jelinek whether in the old country there was some superstition to the effect that a suicide must be buried at the cross-roads.
Past the dreary lake, through the little pine-wood I ran, and then I was brought to a halt, panting, by cross-roads and a finger-post.
He now came to a road branching in four directions, and immediately he was reminded of those cross-roads where knights-errant used to stop to consider which road they should take.
When they came to the cross-roads where the squire had stopt to take counsel, Jones stopt likewise, and turning to Partridge, asked his opinion which track they should pursue.